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Boys basketball dribbles through highs, lows

    By Jaclyn Quan


       Upcoming games for this month will include South El Monte High School on Jan. 24, Arroyo High School on Jan. 29, and another game against Mountain View High School at 3:30 pm on Jan. 31, which will also be on the same day when the paper comes out. 

      The Gabrielino Eagle continued their winning streak on Jan. 22 when they defeated Marshall Fundamental High School for the first time this season  67-50. Last year, the boys were successful in defeating the school both times they competed against them. 

      The team secured a win against El Monte High School on Jan. 17, 66-46. 

      Facing off against the Rosemead High School Panthers on Jan. 15, the Eagles secured a win during Ovarian Cancer Night, 73-45. 

       On Jan. 13, the Eagles competed against Mountain View High School in the Large Gym.

       The game was off to a bumpy start in the first half as players on both teams committed several fouls in the beginning. There was also a lack of flow and rhythm between the players on the court when it came to ball handling. First half ended with Gabrielino outscoring Mountain View by a 3 point margin, 32-29. 

       During the second half, the Eagles improved significantly as their players were communicating more across the floor as well as passing the ball to each other more. In the end, the boys were able to greatly increase their lead and win, 56-36.

        “We had a stronger defense [in the second half] and were able to reduce our tunnel vision as well as taking more open shots,”captain Tyler Lam, senior, stated. 

      Currently, the boys are third in the Mission Valley League with a record of 4-2. Although they started off as the leading team in the preseason, a losing streak affected their standing. 

          For future games, the team is hoping to bring more enthusiasm and spirit onto the court in order to start off their games strong and size down on their opponents. 

      “Our main objective [for the season] is to continue playing with high-energy and pace,” stated Coach John Carney.

       An away game on Jan.10 resulted in an Eagle victory against Arroyo High School, 59-30.     

      The Eagles winning streak was short-lived as they were defeated by Montebello High School on Jan. 2, 32-42. 

      Gabrielino obtained another win against Garfield High School on Dec. 30, 65-54. 

      The boys were able to finally end their losing streak when they won their first game of the season against Bell High School on Dec. 28, 48-39. 

      The following day, on Dec. 27, Gabrielino faced another disappointing loss against Alhambra High School, 38-50.     

      On Dec. 26, the Eagles were swept off their feet and dealt with an unfortunate defeat when they played against Glendale High School, 49-85. 

      Unable to catch up with a big lead, the team suffered a second defeat in the season against South El Monte High vvSchool on Dec.19, 43-73.

       The boys had a rough start to the season with a loss against Marshall Fundamental High School on Dec. 17, 68-74. 


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