Harker athletes are rebounding, wrestling and running the legs off their opponents as the winter athletic season comes into its own!
Girls basketball lost for only the second time this year in a tough game against 10th-ranked Menlo last Friday. Daniza Rodriguez, grade 12, scored 12 points, and Nithya Vemireddy, grade 11, added another 12 points with six rebounds. In their league opener Tuesday against King’s Academy they won 66-49. Rodriguez scored 24 points; Priscilla Auyeung, grade 12, 19; and Vemireddy added 14. The girls travel to ICA today, Thursday, to build on their 11-2 record.
Boys basketball defeated Menlo on Friday night in front of a boisterous home crowd at Blackford to start league play at 1-0. For his play against the Knights, junior Will Deng was named player of the game. Deng racked up 16 points and nine rebounds in the win. They improved to 8-4 overall, 2-0 in league with their 58-49 win over Pinewood Tuesday. Nikhil Panu, grade 12, scored 15 points and Eric Holt, grade 10, had 11 points. The boys host Priory tomorrow night, Friday, at Blackford: 5:30 JV and 7 p.m. varsity.
Girls soccer opened league play with a 4-0 win over Eastside College Prep. Sondra Leal Da Costa, grade 12, scored three goals, and Gabi Gupta, grade 10, added the other. Come watch them today in a big game v. Pinewood as they try to improve upon their 2-4 record! Boys soccer defeated ECP yesterday 3-1. Maverick McNealy, grade 12, scored twice for the Eagles and classmate Sumit Minocha scored as well. The boys improved to 3-1 overall and travel to Menlo tomorrow.