Van Nuys Senior High School

Basketball: Ending the season on a high note

On Jan. 22, the Van Nuys girls and boys’ varsity basketball teams played against Panorama High School. For the girls’ home game, Van Nuys completely dominated the Pythons, taking the victory by a 51-point margin, 59-8. The player of the game was sophomore Mayln Omisore. She had an impactful performance, with a stat-line of 7 points, 9 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 steals. The leading scorer for this game was junior Nayah Coleman, earning 12 points with 6 steals and 2 blocks. Captain Lena Sasagawa made her mark as well with 5 points, 8 rebound, 7 assists, and 7 steals. With their now 9-5 record, the Lady Wolves look forward to more success and victories for the rest of their season.

For the boys’ away game, the Van Nuys Wolves had a clean win over the Pythons with a close game winning, 52-47. Three key members to their victory were Kevin Hurlic, Kyle Lord and Phillip Feldman. Hurlic had a great performance with 11 points, 5 assists, and 5 rebounds. Lord also played very well, with 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals. Feldman’s performance in the key helped them with this victory, having 11 points and 11 rebounds. This victory brings them to an 11-8 record. With only four league games left, the team expects a strong finish.

When asked about his confidence regarding the team’s advance to playoffs, Coach Porter said, “I’m very confident about our team as we prepare for the playoffs. We have a very solid group and continue to get better every day. The guys are buying into the new culture I have established and I know we can do something very special this year.”

Playoffs begin the week of Feb. 15. With each other’s support, both squads hope for a  successful playoff run.

–Brian Clavio