Girls Basketball Looks Forward To Playoffs


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Senior members of the girls basketball team are honored at the senior night game on Feb. 18.

The girls varsity basketball team at Cleveland has set quite the record this season, and will most likely be going to playoffs, according to Head Coach Poeko Waiwaiole.

With an overall record of 15-8 and a league record of 9-5 with two to go, the team has placed fourth in the league and are ranked 21st in the state. Games against McMinnville, Sunset, Franklin, and Roosevelt have been the best played so far and the teamwork has been really strong, according to varsity player Addy Huss and junior varsity/swing-up player Mason Bregoli.

Huss said that the senior players would be very missed when the season ended and they head off to college. Multiple sources have made comments on the great leadership the seniors on the team have shown. Sadie Kloeppel, Stella Baha, and Riana Lancaster are the varsity captains this season and have played extremely well, according to numerous teammates and coach Waiwaiole.

The top scorer this season so far is Huss, with an average of 9.1 per game. Following her with the next highest scores are Malia Wai (7.5 avg.), Lily Salimena (7.3 avg.), and Sadie Kloeppel (6.5 avg.).

Their last two games of the season will be against Grant and Benson, both on the road on Feb. 23 and Feb. 24. In their previous games, the Warriors beat Grant but lost to Benson, the first place team in the PIL.