By Jeremy Martin
Despite breezy and cold temperatures that brought a bit of snow to the city, the atmosphere inside West Seattle high school was downright tropical as the Wildcats brought the heat during a season opening girl’s basketball tilt against Highline High winning the lopsided affair 63-8.
The young but talented West Seattle (1-0) squad led by 6’5’’ powerhouse Lydia Giomi was hot from the get-go racking up 24 first quarter points while holding the Pirates without a field goal until the 6:40 mark of the second quarter; an impressive feat for a team that suits only three upperclassmen and no seniors.
“All these starters started last year, we’ve worked really hard on team building and getting them to know one another. Their pretty good at staying focused,” West Seattle head coach Sonya Elliott said.
Giomi proved to be a handful right from the opening tip as the sophomore scored the first 8 points of the game in helping the Wildcats to run out to its impressive first quarter lead. She would finish with game highs of 21 points and 12 rebounds despite playing sparingly in the second half.More ›