By Akshara Majjiga
The girls JV basketball game was the first of four on Jan. 12. As the first team on the floor, the players were anxious to begin the night with a win.
“In a normal game there aren’t a lot of people watching, and in a quad game there are way more people so it’s more pressure,” sophomore Kayleigh Hau said. “I enjoy this because it’s encouraging, but at the same time, it was a bit nerve-wracking.”
Despite this extra motivation, the game was one-sided from the start. Lynbrook HS jumped out to an early lead. Frequent turnovers and missed shots left MVHS in a hole at the end of the first quarter, as LHS had a comfortable lead of 16-2.
In the second quarter, MVHS scored early but failed to make a basket for the remainder of the quarter. LHS, on the other hand, was able to take more shots and seemed to score effortlessly. In addition to holding MVHS to two points in the quarter, they took more free throws to build on their lead, ending the quarter 28-4.