While their fellow students may have been hitting the slopes or sleeping in over the break, Harker’s winter athletes were busy competing and playing very well!
The girls basketball team stayed busy over the last two weeks as they went 5-2 over that span to improve their season record to 9-3. After victories over Watsonville (66-38), Kirby Prep (80-51) and Greenfield (60-30), the Eagles won their first two games in the Del Mar Dons Holiday Tournament (66-36 over Del Mar and 50-37 over San Mateo), before falling 50-42 in the championship game to Del Campo. Harker then lost a close game to Santa Clara 40-35 on New Year’s Eve. Jordan Thompson, grade 11, could not be stopped as she averaged 29 points a game during the last seven games, including a 41-point performance in the Eagles’ win over Kirby Prep. The girls team will visit the King’s Academy on Friday for its first league game.
After a tight 56-50 loss to Monta Vista on Dec. 19, the boys basketball team won three straight games over the winter break. In the loss to the Matadors, Roy Yuan, grade 9, put up 15 points, followed by a 23-point performance in a 79-50 win over More. Yuan stayed hot as he scored 26 points in a 78-41 win over Greenfield, and finished off the break with 15 points to lead Harker past Redwood Christian 65-32. Elijah Edgehill, grade 12, also had an impressive break, averaging 14 points and 12 rebounds in the Eagles’ four games. The boys team is now 8-2 on the season and will travel to the King’s Academy Tuesday to open league play.
The boys soccer team has been playing some great soccer over the last few weeks. On the last day of school before the winter break, the Eagles played to a 3-3 tie at Lynbrook High School. They followed that up with a 2-1 win over Cupertino this past Saturday, and on Monday the Eagles hosted Valley Christian and came away with a huge 3-0 win. The boys team travels to Sacred Heart on Wednesday to open up league play.
Just before break, the girls soccer team played to a 1-1 tie against Redwood Christian. The girls team will host Pinewood today at 3:30 p.m. and travel to Crystal Springs Uplands on Thursday.
Come support the Harker Wrestling team this Thursday at 5:30 p.m. on the Blackford campus as it opens league action against Los Altos High School.