Photo Essay: Girls’ varsity basketball must maintain a ‘goldfish’ mentality after 47-32 loss to San Marin

Dani Steinberg

On Jan. 19, the varsity girls’ basketball team tipped off against the San Marin Mustangs in the Phil Roark Gymnasium. Despite Redwood’s best effort, the Mustangs came out victorious. The first quarter highlighted the Giants’ strong defense, however, San Marin persisted, ending the first quarter ahead 8-5. The second quarter was heated, with senior Bella Hann receiving two personal fouls for blocking, regardless of the fact that both ended with her on the floor. The two calls upset both fans and parents alike, causing head coach Zach Borello to receive a warning from the refs. The second quarter ended in the Mustangs favor with a total of 22 points and slow growth from the Giants, with only 12 points. The third quarter surpassed quickly; Redwood was able to obtain eight more points, ending with 20, while the Mustangs added 14 more points, ending with 36. The fourth and final quarter included strong persistence from the Giants; however, the girls’ 32 points were not enough to win the game as the Mustangs ended with 47. The girls will take on the Tamalpais (Tam) Hawks at Tam High School this Saturday, Jan. 22, at 4:30 p.m.