North Pointe’s Varsity Girls Basketball Team defeated Casteel 68-60 on Senior Night in The Nest. The Lady Falcons were led by Jalisa Garcia with 32 points and followed by Michelle Olotu with 15 points and 13 rebounds while Xena Benitez chipped in with 8 points. “The ladies did a fabulous job against a good team ranked tenth in the State. We fought the entire game and came away with the victory,” said Coach Plaza.
North Pointe travelled to Yuma Catholic and lost 61-34. The Lady Falcons were led by Jalisa Garcia with 17 points followed by Michelle Olotu with 10 points and 11 rebounds. “They had a tough game shooting the basketball,” said Coach Plaza.
The JV Lady Falcons traveled to Yuma Catholic and returned with a victory over the Shamrocks by a score of 27-22. Sharon Larsala, who had her best game of the season, scored 13 points. Abigail Zugaste had a solid game with 8 points. Other contributions came from Markita Echeverri, Dayanna Morgan and Isabella Lara who scored two points each. Coach Reed said,”this was a total team effort from start to finish. Each of the girls made a contribution, either on offense or defense, to seal the victory.”
North Pointe was defeated by Fountain Hills 62-29. The Lady Falcons were led by Xena Benitez with 10 points and followed by Michelle Olotu with 9 points. “They played very poorly without any heart,” said Coach Plaza.
North Pointe defeated ASU Prep in The Nest 63-15. The Lady Falcons were led by Jalisa Garcia with 28 points followed by Michelle Olotu with 10 points and 8 rebounds while Xena Benitez chipped in with 9 points and 6 rebounds. “They played well defensively and shared the basketball. We have some tough games coming up where we have to pass the ball better and make good decisions,” said Coach Plaza.
The JV Lady Falcons lost to Valley Christian by a score of 53-21. Our top scorer was Geneive Agsaulio with 7 points. Other scoring came from Jasmine Tsang and Cianya Murillo with 4 points each. In additon, Dayanna Morgan added 3 points. Coach Reed stated that”despite the score, this was one of our better games. The girls did an excellent job of increasing their defensive intensity. We just need to develop our rebounding skills so we will have more offensive performance.”