Girls varsity basketball racking up the wins


South Hills girls basketball players pose alongside Buddy, the coach’s dog, for a team photo.

South Hills girls basketball have made major improvements from last year’s season. As of December 2022, the Huskies were 12-1.

Captain Maryjane Contreras (12) has been on varsity for 4 years; she was the starting point guard as well as shooting guard and power forward. This is what she shared about last season.

“We started off strong but when we got to the league we got bodied,” Contreras said.

Captain Jaylynn Year (11), was the starting shooting guard and has been on varsity for three years. When asked about this season she shared some advice she learned from the previous season.

“Just push yourself even on the days you don’t wanna get up. Still, just push yourself,” Year said.

At the start of a new season the girls were conquering the court, they took down many teams and were on a 8-game winning streak. Alanis Tornero (12) explained the new type of energy surrounding the team.

“Since we have a lot of new people, there’s more to bring to the table. We just have more of a connection and bond compared to last season’s team,” Tornero said.

Player Audrey Gallegos (12) shared their current hopes and predictions for the rest of the upcoming season.

“My predictions for the rest of the season is a good turnout in league and hopefully making it to CIF and having a good playoff run,” Gallegos said.

Since this was Tornero’s last year playing high school basketball, she shared significant words of advice for future players of South Hills High School. 

“Just have fun, things might get hard to balance, just keep a positive mindset because in the end it will be worth it,” Tornero said.