Look Hoo’s Area Champions!



The Lady Wolverines and their Area Champion sign made by Diana and Micky Fuentes

Annabelle Anchondo, Writer

The Lady Wolverines traveled to Canyon last Friday to play against the Silverton Owls for their second playoff game of the season. After taking the lead early on in the game, SE would claim another win with a final score of 61-44. Their huge win earned them another gold ball, making them Area champions. They then traveled to Canyon to take on Nazareth on Tuesday.  

I knew we had what it took to be area champs,” sophomore Taytum Goodman said. “I knew if we all played like we can, there was no way they could win.” 

The Lady Wolverines definitely showed up to take the win from the Owls. From the moment the clock started, SE was making baskets left and right. Junior Halee Toscano led with a total of 20 points, 3 rebounds, and 4 assists. Goodman followed with 13 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists. 

“We started out slow and had a few turnovers right from the tip, but we got our nerves under

Sophomore Taytum Goodman drives in on a Lady Owl (Bills)

control and put the pressure on the owls,” Coach Sarah Weldon said. “Our defense struggled a bit initially with some early fouls. Eventually we got them in foul trouble, specifically their main player, and that helped us a lot.” 

Despite the small struggle in the beginning, several players stepped up to the challenge, earning vital points for the Lady Wolverines. Senior Sayler Beerwinkle totaled 11 points, 14 rebounds, and 3 assists. Three sophomores also contributed to the win, including Emma Samaron with 10 points, Jasmine Garcia with 5, and 2 points for Sydney Furr. 

“I thought they all stepped up and played really well,” Coach Jeri Been Goodman said. “We shot the ball the best that we’ve probably shot all year long.” 

Several incredible shots were made during the game, including Goodman’s at the halftime buzzer. 

“Taytum played a heck of a game,” Weldon said. “Her half court buzzer beater gave us major momentum.” 

With a shot like that, the team was excited and ready to play the next half of the game. 

“It definitely got the team pumped up for the next half,” Goodman said. “When I made it, the stands went crazy and that was really cool.” 

The Lady Wolverines continued to play hard in the second half of the game, earning them a slam dunk against Silverton. Looking forward to playing against Nazareth, the team is hoping to work on a few areas of their game. 

Sophomore Jasmine Garcia prepares to shoot a pair of free throws (Bills)

“Personally, I need to work on making my shots,” Garcia said. “As a team, we just need to communicate during the game.” 

By working on this and through the support from the Wolverine Nation, the Lady Wolverines are hoping to pull out another win over the Swifts. 

“They are no different from any other team,” Goodman said. “We just have to play like we did against Silverton.”