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Girls basketball takes close loss 43-42


By Raima Saha and Zara Samdani, Co-Opinion Editor and Co-T/E Life Editor

On Tuesday, the girls’ varsity basketball team lost to Garnet Valley 43-42.

The girls started strong with junior Ruth Lanouette, senior Marisa Francione and sophomore Ryann Jennings leading. They ended the first quarter up 12-10, continuing the momentum in the second quarter and entering halftime 22-19.

In the second half, the Pioneers fell behind but made a comeback with senior Isabella Valencia shooting two 3-pointers. The score was close, with each team losing and regaining its one point lead. In the end, with numerous timeouts later, the girls came up short 43-42 due to shots scored by Garnet Valley with less than a minute on the clock.

The girls will play again in the Central League playoffs on Saturday, Feb. 10. 

Check out some photos from the game below!

Girls Basketball vs Garnet Valley 2/6/24

Raima Saha can be reached at [email protected].

Zara Samdani can be reached at [email protected].

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Raima Saha
Raima Saha, Co-Managing Editor
Raima Saha is a junior and the Co-Opinion Editor of The Spoke. She previously served as a Design Editor. In addition to writing for the Opinion section, she likes to cover stories that impact the community and draw cartoons for The Spoke. Outside of the newsroom, she is a member of the Conestoga girls’ squash team and is a PAL for Conestoga's Peer Mediation. You can find her reading a book or eating sushi in her spare time.
Zara Samdani
Zara Samdani, Co-Managing Editor
Zara Samdani is a junior and the Co-T/E Life Editor of The Spoke. She covers school activities, student features and local events. Outside of the newsroom, she supports Girl Up, an organization that advocates for girls' rights, and plays for Conestoga's squash team.