CVHS vs. Langley HS Girls Varsity Basketball Game


Karyna Hetman

Centreville High School Girls Varsity Basketball team had their first home game of the season this past Tuesday, December 4th. Parents, friends, and fans alike came out in support of the Wildcats against the Langley Saxons.

In the first half of the exciting game, the Wildcats played with determination and energy in efforts to score. Starting off strong, the first quarter came to a close, 7-4, with Langley in the lead. With both strong individual and team effort, Centreville put up a good fight against the opposing team. At the end of the second quarter and first half, the score was 18-9, with Langley still in the lead. The points for the Wildcats in the first half were scored by seniors Whitney Garrett and Ashley Martin.

With Centreville down in points, they gathered for an encouraging pep talk during halftime in the hopes that they would go back into the next half with even more persistence and strength. Going into the third quarter, the Wildcats were eager to score and strived harder to work together as a team. At the end of the third quarter the score was 26-16, with Langley winning. The fourth quarter was very close, as Centreville started to catch up to Langley, the adrenaline of the last quarter of the game getting to the Wildcats. Many great shots were made by Centreville, including junior Jada Squirewell’s three-pointer. The other girls that advanced Centreville’s score in the second half were Aisha Goni (Junior), Carolyn Hot (Senior), Ashley Martin (Senior), and Whitney Garrett (Senior). The final score of the game was 34-26, the Langley Saxons winning.

Although the Wildcats lost, they nonetheless put up a great fight, working together as a team by communicating well and having accurate passes. Kaya Squirewell, a sophomore on varsity, who sat out of the game due to a sprained ankle, commented on the game, saying that “We had very good team effort and executed well, but our shots just didn’t fall in. Hopefully next game our shots will be more accurate and get a dub.” The Wildcats are continuing to work hard and grow as a team, and are journeying on to their next game against McLean High School next Tuesday. Go Wildcats!