Girls’ basketball tournament isn’t just to improve skills but also to bond

The girls’ basketball team competed in the two-day Redding Christian Tournament, Dec. 12. The girls won the game 52-13 against Global Youth Charter School.

The Cavs left school at 10 a.m. to play at 3:30 p.m. at Redding Christian School in Palo Cedro.

The girls started the game with great intensity, allowing the other team to score only 2 points by the end of the second quarter.

The team captain, junior Julia Owaidat, said that since the Bulldogs weren’t a strong team, the Cavs used this opportunity to practice their spacing and passing.

“However, after we got a strong lead, we kind of laid off and rested up,” Owaidat said.

“We were trying to be good sports.”

Although the main purpose of the tournament is for the teams to gain more experience, Owaidat believes that the tournament is, more importantly, about bonding with her teammates.

“After the games, when we are in the hotel or at the (varsity boys’) games, is when we are able to talk and mess around,” Owaidat said.

Based on their games this season, the girls believe that they can beat Redding Christian High School in the second part of the tournament on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 11:30 a.m., Owaidat said.

The Cavs have never beaten the Lions.

“Whether we win or not depends on how badly we want it,” Owaidat said.


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