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February 2nd Basketball Update

With the basketball season coming to an end, I wanted to provide everyone with a quick update on how all the teams are doing.

Last night, the women's varsity basketball team played their final game of the regular season at home against Bentley. CPS defeated Bentley 48 - 24, with Sarah Jonath dropping 17 points on their senior night, and Tara Valeti scoring 19. The girls finished the season 6 - 7, going 2 - 3 in league play. Heading into the BCL East playoffs, the team is looking to take down Head Royce, who they split their series with during the regular season. If they can do that, they might just be looking at a BCL East victory.

Charlie Hill’s clutch shooting gave the men’s varsity basketball team a huge win last night against Bentley. This was their third straight win after a very rough stretch in their season. The team started the season off 6 - 5 but dropped to 6 - 11 with a rough streak of games. However, their last 3 wins put them at 9 - 11. The boys have three more league games left on their schedule, against Valley Christian, Head Royce, and Athenian. In order to make the BCL East playoffs, CPS has to finish top four in the league, and Athenian, Head Royce, and Valley Christian have already locked down the top three spots. This means that CPS has to edge out Bentley and Redwood Christian for spot #4. CPS winning one of their final games would be huge for their playoff chances, as they pray for the downfalls of Bentley and Redwood Christian during their final games.

Boys JV basketball joined in on the fun of last night, demolishing Bentley 61 - 30. With the win, the JV squad improved their record to 12 - 7 overall (6 - 2 league). This record, in addition to their Instagram, cements a great season for boys JV. The team has one last home game on Tuesday against Athenian (junior night), which everyone should show up to.

Completing the Cougar sweep, the boy's Frosh-Soph team defeated the Athenian Owls 39 - 30 in their final game of the regular season last night, bringing their record to 6 - 8 (5 - 4 league). They will be attending an end-of-season jamboree in San Francisco at University this weekend.

I will most likely write a lengthier article at the end of the season recapping how all of the teams did (including soccer). But for now, wish an athlete good luck as they look to end their season on a high.


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