Te Las Lomas girls basketball team ended up falling just short of NCS. The team is led by Junior Rose Morse who is averaging 23 points which is the most on the team, and scoring efficiently as she is shooting an absurd 40% from three and 52% inside the arc. Along Rose, the Knights have Isabella Dela Cruz averaging almost 18 points a game. The team finished the year with a 10-14 record finishing below an even 500 record by four games. Although the Knights did not make the NCS tournament, there are plenty of things to look ahead to for this team. This team is very young only having two seniors on the team. Even though the season did not go exactly according to plan and ultimately did not reach their goal of NCS, this team has such a bright future and should be competing for many more years to come with still such a talented team returning next year.
The seniors that are graduating are Cristina Ruiz and Ayana Aichele.These two have been mentors for the younger players on this team knowing what it takes to get to NCS and perhaps showing them the way for next year. Although they came up short, it was a remarkable season improving on their win total by six games and almost cutting their total losses in half. It takes time for players to gel and get used to a new coach which could explain the rough season for the team as a whole and for their first time Head Coach Marvin De Los Santos. Although the first season was tough, Santos made sure to have a better season this year and he did exactly that. Teams they were getting blown out by last year are now turning into close games. Players are hitting more shots, and their defense has improved, along with their rebounding. A team that has improved instrumentally in almost every asset is all you can ask for, especially for a team that is as young as this Knights team is. The Knights are still searching for their first NCS appearance since they faced a tough opponent in Cardinal Newman unfortunately losing in the first round in the 2017-2018 season. Hopefully next year is the year the Knights get back into the NCS tournament and perhaps even win a game or two.