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January 6, 2012 > MSJHS Girls shine in preseason basketball competition

MSJHS Girls shine in preseason basketball competition

Submitted By Ram Gopalan

Fremont's Mission San Jose High School Warriors Girls basketball team pre-season performance indicates a great season ahead. They came through with a stellar 14-1 record, capped by a championship win at the Seaside Sweet Sixteen Tournament in Monterey. Easily handling their first two opponents, in the semifinal game, they held on at the buzzer to beat Clovis North by a narrow margin.

In the finals, MSJ was evenly matched with the Maria Carrillo girls through three quarters, moving ahead in the final minutes for a 41-32 championship win. Ilene Tsao, Gigi Hsu, Alexa Iwatani and Maya Ramachandran turned in stellar performances for MSJ with Alexa and Maya being recognized as MVPs. Inspirational coaching by Doug Sakamoto and Chris Joos helped the team to work as a cohesive unit in the championship run.

The MSJ girls are confident of their ability and hope to win the Mission Valley Athletic League crown outright this year after sharing it with Logan High School last year. In a contest between the teams on January 3, the Warriors controlled the Colts to take the first game of two scheduled matchups during the season 41-32.

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