Dominating the court

GIRLS BASKETBALL Team plays today after winning first two CIF playoffs.

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Gaby Dinh, Web Editor

Continual successes in their CIF games showcase why varsity girls basketball is one of the most successful DBHS teams not only this season, but the whole year.

In their first home CIF game February 18, girls basketball dominated the first quarter by 21-0, eventually winning by a score of 57-31. And then on Saturday at Walnut High School, the girls won their second round CIF game 40-32 against El Rancho by outscoring them by nine points in the fourth quarter.

Though the score shows the Brahmas with a clear lead against El Rancho, the game was closer than the final score suggests.

El Rancho lead the fourth quarter with a four point lead. It would take the efforts from the Brahma’s defense for the team to be in the lead, holding against El Rancho  to one point in the final seven minutes.

Notable standouts include junior Juliana Gamboa and senior Candace Black who led the team in scoring with 11 and nine points.

They will play against top seed Mira Costa in the quarterfinals today.

Playing better than they ever have before, the Lady Brahmas have emerged with their most successful season in twenty years, finishing second place in the Palomares League with a 22-4 record.

The team’s last home game in the regular season was against Glendora on February 11, and ended with a successful  59-44 win. The Brahmas originally trailed Glendora in the first half, but dominated the rest of the game thanks to the play of  Gamboa in addition to seniors Kayla Rice and Destinee Garr.

Head coach Tony McCabe said that good relationships between players, individual player development by assistant coaches Kylance Malveaux and Erica Young, and an easier preseason were some factors that led to the team’s overall success this year.

“Every once in awhile you get this team that comes together. We have this great senior group and a great junior group that are all coming together at the same time,” McCabe said.

Three of the current seniors, captains Rice and Garr, as well as Sabrina Liang, all have been on varsity since their freshman year.

“When you have players like that who do so much for your team, you’re going to be a good team,” McCabe said.