Lady Cavaleliers Take on the GMACs


Audrey Simon

Senior Mia Crabill, cuts straight to the basket for a layup against the Homestead Broncos.

Audrey Simon, Staff Writer

The Lady Cavaliers continue to persevere as they took on the hardest challenge of their season yet, the Greater Miami Athletic Conference. The GMAC is a series of games composed of high schools all around Miami-Dade and teams compete for first place in their respective brackets. Out of gold, silver and bronze, the Lady Cavaliers Basketball Team were able to secure a spot in the silver bracket.

Their first game was supposed to be on Jan. 19 against the Varela Vipers at the Vipers gym. However, a member of the Vipers unfortunately contracted the Coronavirus and the team was forced to quarantine. Although they were unable to play, the team was able to advance forward in the competition, bringing them closer to a chance at being first overall in the silver bracket.

Luckily, the Lady Cavaliers did not have to wait long since their next game was on Jan. 20 against the Homestead Broncos. It was an intense 40 minutes, with the Lady Cavaliers ending each quarter behind the Broncos by no more than 8 points. However, in the fourth quarter they came together and closed the gap tying their score with the Broncos. Sadly, they could not maintain control of the lead and the Broncos won with a score of 44-41.

“Although we lost, I am proud of the way we played tonight, it was a substantial difference from our previous game against them,“ captain Isabelle Barbery said.

Even though they could not participate in the championships, the Lady Cavaliers still had the chance to compete for third place. The game was on Jan. 22 against the Northwestern Bulls at the Bulls gym. Yet again, it was an intense match up for the team, with each quarter ending with no more than a 2 point gap. By the fourth quarter, the Lady Cavaliers skillfully obtained a lead of five points over the Bulls. Unfortunately, as the game was coming to a close, the team could not maintain their lead and they lost with a score of 30-34. Similarly to their previous game, the Lady Cavaliers went home holding their heads high, knowing their determination in practice is beginning to show in games.

“We are getting better and better everyday, I believe we can win the remainder of our games this season,” sophomore Isabella Morales said.

After a vigorous and tiring week, the team ended as fourth overall in the silver bracket. Next week, the Lady Cavaliers have a number of games and plan to finish on top. In addition, on Jan. 29, it is senior night! Be sure to tune into the game via the Zoom code posted on their instagram @cghsbasketball.

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