The Varsity Girls went into their last home game having won 3 in a row and 6 of their last 7 games. Before the game, the Bearcat Seniors Alyssa Cho, Seini Fakava, Marisa Franke, Jalyce Roman and Mimi Shen were honored. It was a special night especially for Cho, Fakava and Shen, who have played together on the Varsity Team since their Freshman year.
San Mateo and Burlingame fought hard during the first two quarters, with the lead going back and forth, and the score tied at the end of each quarter. Shen led the scoring in the first half with 16 points, 4 of her field goals or free-throws tying the game for the Bearcats.
In the 3rd quarter, each team matched the other’s field goals. A Panther basket in the last few seconds of the quarter tied up the game again 36-36.
In the 4th quarter, the Bearcat defense kept the Panthers to just 6 points. Except for one Panther free-throw that put Burlingame up by one, San Mateo led the entire quarter and finished off Burlingame 46-42. The win was the Bearcats’ 4th in a row and 7th in the their last 8 games.
Shen had her best game of the season, scoring 24 points and a getting a season-high 8 steals. Cho contributed with 11 points and a game-high 10 rebounds, while Junior Katie Osaki scored 6 and had 6 rebounds.
The Varsity Girls hope to get their 5th win in a row during their their last home game on Tuesday against Mills, 5:30 pm tip-off. Go Bearcats!
SAN MATEO: (FG, FT, Pts)
Cho – 4, 3-4, 11 pts
Fakava – 2, 0-0, 4 pts
Osaki – 3, 0-0, 6 pts
Rossi – 1, 0-0, 2 pts
Shen – 9, 4-5, 24 pts
BURLINGAME: (FG, FT, Pts)
Brunicardi – 5, 4-5, 20 pts
Goodwill- 4, 0-0, 11 pts
Kershner – 3, 0-0, 6 pts
Moss – 1, 1-2, 3 pts
Palu – 1, 0-0, 2 pts