Hornets Swarm Jets in Season Finales

Top: Alameda High School junior Jadyn Banaria attempts to dribble past Encinal High School (EHS)junior Tatiana Rebanal; Bottom: EHS sophomore Diego Cerna converts fourth quarter layup.

Hornets Swarm Jets in Season Finales

Alameda High School (AHS) basketball swept the Island Bowl on Saturday, June 5. The men’s team defeated the Encinal High School (EHS), 49-34, while the Lady Hornets defeated the Lady Jets, 62-48. Both games were played on the Jets’ home court. For the men, the win was the Hornets’ fifth in a row, which also included a win against the Jets on June 2.

“We needed to bring more energy and be more aggressive,” said EHS junior Isaiah Coss. “In the beginning we did not play with confidence.”

The Lady Jets came into the game riding a seven-game winning streak. However, they looked nothing like the team that beat AHS on May 22.

“I think we (underestimated them),” said senior Iwalani Cruz. “We didn’t have the energy we should’ve had.”

“We just have a ton of bad plays which led to turnovers,” added senior Grace Wise.​

With no basketball playoffs in the North Coast Section, seniors played the final games of their high school careers.

“It feels amazing,” said AHS senior Raquel Williams. “A way to end one chapter and transition to the next one with college ball.”

Williams will play for the University of Rochester next season.