Girls Basketball: Persevering Through a Tough Season

By ASHLEY LEUNG Malden High School’s girls basketball team had a rough season, with a final record of 5-15. Things are not going as smoothly as how varsity coach Furlong would have expected everything to, but not everything can always go as planned. A defeat occurred on Jan. 22, 2013 by Cambridge’s girls basketball team. Throughout the entire time, the score was always close, with one team barely ahead of the other. In the end, it was Cambridge who pulled through with the very close win, a score of 43-40. The team, disappointed in their results of the season, was determined to work even harder to stop their losing streak and earn a win, which was proved with the results of their game against Everett High School on Jan. 29, 2013. The team was able to clinch a win in a very close game. In the end, MHS won with a score of 41-40. With MHS’s win against Everett, the team and audience had high hopes for the game against Haverhill on Jan. 30, 2013. MHS had an incredibly close match against Haverhill, only being behind by several points, and several times only one point. However, by the end of the game, the final score resulted in 36-31. On Feb. 1, 2013, MHS once again went against Medford High’s team in an intense away game. Despite the immense effort MHS put in the game, it was not enough and once again lost against Medford in the two games they faced against them. The game ended in a result of 50-26. A major win for Malden High School on Feb. 4, 2013 as the girls basketball team won against East Boston’s team. Despite major defeats that the team has had, they have managed to continue playing hard and finally got another victory for Malden. The game ended with a whopping 56-21, once again winning against East Boston and making it one the team’s biggest victories this season. An intense game on Feb. 6, 2013 as they faced off against Lynnfield High School. With the victory from their last game against East Boston still fresh in the team and the audience’s minds, MHS was playing hard and confident, with Lynnfield playing almost at the same level. The entire game was nerve wracking, with the teams being ahead by only one point, and tieing at several times too. In the end, with much hard work, MHS was able to bring another victory, with the scores of 47-45. Over vacation on  Feb. 20, 2013, MHS played against Salem’s team in an intense game. However, MHS was unable to win, and the game resulted in a score of 57-27. With the season now closed, MHS has had a tough season with small victories once in a while.

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