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Girls varsity basketball season off to a positive start

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Emily Cerda
POINTS LEADER: Senior co-captain Jade Leon shoots a shot to score points for her team. Leon is one of the leading scorers on the Varsity team and has been a part of this team for five years. “I’m really sad that it’s my last year on this team,” Leon said. “Coach has helped me over these five years to be the player that I am today.”
COACH CHAT: Head Coach George Montes draws up and explains a play to his girls varsity squad during their game on Nov. 30 against Carrollton. This happens during the breaks in the game or timeouts to come up with new ways to score and make sure the other team doesn’t score. “What I’m most excited about is watching this group of talented young ladies compete,” Montes said. “These girls have put in a ton of work in the off-season, and it is always exciting to see how all that hard work pays off.” (Emily Cerda)

Only in their first few weeks of the season, the girls varsity basketball team is on a roll with a 3-0 record so far.

“My goal for this team is for us to have the two seniors on our team, Jade Leon and Mati Veloso, pass the torch to the remaining youngsters on the team, so that the culture of playing girls basketball at Palmer Trinity School continues to flourish,” Coach George Montes said.

The two captains, seniors Mati Veloso and Jade Leon, have been on the varsity squad for four years together.

“I think we’ve been working hard individually and as a team to get better and it shows. We’ve been doing good so far this year and I hope it keeps going. We want to be able to make it all the way,” Veloso said. “It would be nice to do that for my last season on the team.”

As a freshman on the team, Francesca Rivero is learning from the seniors and the seasoned players on the team.

“I think we all work together and are really close,” Rivero said. “I like how they’ve all been really welcoming since it’s my first year at Palmer and on the team.”

SQUAD SUPPORT: The players and managers watch the rest of the girls varsity team play. “I feel like this team is its own little family,” Rivero said. “We always support each other and want everyone to shine and succeed.” (Emily Cerda)

Be sure to catch the girls varsity basketball team as they play against SLAM Charter School on today at 5 p.m. at home

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Valeria Touron, PTTV reporter
Valeria Touron is a sophomore at Palmer Trinity School. She plays tennis for the PTS tennis team, and is in clubs like Model UN, Palace Buddies, and Round Square. She is also in many honors classes. Her future goals are to get into IB and to get into Pepperdine.

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