Girls’ Basketball Concludes 2017-2018 Season


Ellie Krugler

Carly Leong (’18) signalling a play in CCS Division I game against Carlmont.

Mallory Kuppe, Staff Writer

Paly lost to Carlmont 41-47 yesterday afternoon, knocking them out of CCS and ending their season. The game started off very strong for the Vikings, ending the first quarter ahead 10-5. By the half, the Vikings and Carlmont were tied 17-17.

In the third quarter, Carlmont went on a run, taking the lead, making the score 26-31 at the end of the third. Paly fought in the fourth quarter to get the win, scoring an additional 15 points.

Despite these efforts, Carlmont still kept their lead and ended up winning the game.

The Vikes were devastated by this loss but they are now looking ahead. The team has already started setting their goals for next years season.

“Obviously our goal is to get back our CCS title but now we know what we need to do,” said Grace Thayer (‘20), “With a brand new team we had our work cut out for us this year and we just have to maintain that work ethic”.

For the sole senior on the team, Carly Leong (‘18), this concluded her high school basketball career. Overall, she was very pleased with the results of this season.

“I am so proud of my team, we exceeded all expectations and I could not be more proud of them,” said Leong.

The girls ended their season with a league record of 11-1, earning first place in league, and an overall record of 17-7.