The Wildcats hosted San Benito in the 2nd round of the CCS Division 1 playoffs. The Cats looked a little sluggish in the first quarter, but junior Sabrina Belquist set the tone with 9 points in the quarter and intensity on the defensive end. In the second quarter, sophomore Ashley Poshard started attacking the basket off of the dribble and the offensive boards, Sophomore Olivia Lo blanketed San Benito’s point guard, holding her to 4 points in the first half. The Cats to a narrow 24-21 lead into halftime.
In the third quarter, the Cats improved their performance at both ends, with Poshard, Lo, and Belquist combining for all 17 points in the frame and the defense, anchored by senior Alexa Wong, holding the Haybalers to 8. The Cats took a 12-point lead into the final quarter and extended it to 15 by the final buzzer.
The Wildcats are headed to the Quarterfinals; they will head to Palo Alto on Tuesday night to face the #1 seed Vikings.