By Rana Aghababazadeh and Akshara Majjiga
As the buzzer went off, marking the end of the second quad game against Lynbrook HS, a bass dropped, drawing attention from the crowd of the junior varsity boys game. Like a handful of teams, the girls varsity team hit play on their warm up track, and ran onto the court as the boys stepped off. The crowd went through a rotation as some of the crowd left, and even more filed in to watch the last games of the night.
With two losses on the MVHS record for the night, the stakes were higher for the varsity teams. Senior varsity captain Joyce Chen notes the difference between playing with a crowd comprised of mostly parents versus a crowd with students from both rival schools.
“Normally we have a parent squad that cheers us on,” Chen said. “To have students there cheering us on – I think that definitely helped us boost our confidence.”