Girls Basketball Off to a Strong Start


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The girls basketball team in a close game against the McDaniel Mountain Lions on Feb. 4.

The Cleveland girls basketball team is second in the PIL and ranked 21st in OSAA 6A as of Feb. 9 with a league record of 8-2, and an overall record of 14-5.

The Warriors beat the McDaniel Mountain Lions 55-46 on Hall of Fame night Feb. 4. Cleveland faces Sunset on Wednesday night, Feb. 9, in a non-league matchup at 7 p.m. in the Cleveland gym.

According to Head Coach Poeko Waiwaiole, the biggest strength in this group of players is that various players can step up on any given night. With the depth of the roster the team doesn’t have to depend on an individual every night; players step up when others are having an off night.

On a very talented squad, Addy Huss, sophomore guard has been one of the best performing players on the team. She is averaging 10 points per game and is also leading the team in minutes played. Huss is a very versatile player who has a good shot, she is also hard to guard in 1v1 situations and can also score in the paint.

The Warriors have a tough run of games to close out the season playing #13 Ida B. Wells twice and #7 Benson twice, who are undefeated in League play (9-0).