Varsity girls basketball edges out Notre Dame


Nicole Tian

Alexa Lowe (10) dives to gain possession of the ball as Leisha Devisetti (9) and Jackie Hu (10) watch on. The Eagles will host Lincoln (3-10) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at home in a non-league matchup.

by Michelle Liu and Nicholas Wei

The varsity girls basketball team defeated Notre Dame San Jose 47-41 at home last Thursday, bringing their league record to 4-1 and earning them a tie for first place in their league division. 

Starting out strong, the girls played hard and raced to a 13-2 lead over the Regents to begin the game. 

“Tonight the girls played really hard. They’re competing, and they just came ready to play. They are now competing for the first place spot,” head varsity coach Daniza Rodriguez said. “I’m just really proud that the six of them are working hard. We have a six-man roster right now, and they’re competing with some of the top teams.”

While Notre Dame closed the gap and caught up in the fourth quarter, taking the lead by 31-29, the Eagles quickly regained their lead after a series of three-pointers. 

“We made some nice shots in the second half,” Alexa Lowe (10), one of the returning team members, said. “We went out hard, and we ended strong, and it was good. We rose to the challenge.” 

After an intense fourth period filled with many point-scoring runs, the girls earned themselves a victory of 47-41 over Notre Dame San Jose. The Harker team hopes that they will be able to maintain their winning streak and qualify for CCS in the future.

“We’re now 4 and 1 in league, and we’re on our way to getting high up there. We’re now number one, hopefully we can keep it up,” varsity team captain Maria Vazhaeparambil (11) said. 

The girls host Lincoln (3-10) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at home in a non-league matchup.