MSD women’s varsity basketball loses by large margin large margin against Santaluces in home opener


Quincy Siffort

Center Muskaan Amin (25) goes after a jump ball against Santaluces. This game kicked off the start of the 2022-23 season for MSD.

Noah Lechtenstein and Quincy Siffort

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School women’s varsity basketball took on Santaluces High School at home on Monday, Nov. 14. MSD was looking to get off to a hot start to the season versus the Chiefs.

MSD started their momentum early, hitting a three-pointer to start off the scoring and take a 3-0 lead. Santaluces quickly bounced back and went on a 7-0 run to take a four-point lead early on.

After the team continued to score back and forth, Santaluces was up 9-15 at the end of the first quarter.

“They were pressing us on offense and we struggled to adjust to it, but Coach Carr made adjustments and we were more successful,” guard Stella Marvel (11) said.

At the start of the second quarter, Santaluces went on a 7-3 run and had a 22-12 lead. Soon after, Sanatluces scored eight points without a MSD score, increasing the Chiefs’ lead.

MSD then went on a run of their own, hitting a three-pointer and a layup on a foul. MSD hit another three-pointer to bring the score at halftime to 34-21; however Santaluces maintained their lead.

“During halftime, we went over plays and talked about staying focused on the game by not worrying about the score,” forward Ava Mangone (21) said.

At the start of the third quarter, MSD was looking to come back after an early deficit. Unfortunately for MSD, Santaluces could not be stopped on offense in addition to their defense being overwhelming for the Eagles offense. The Chiefs outscored the Eagles 13-6 in the third quarter and were looking to finish the game with a strong fourth quarter.

Santaluces proved just how dominant their offense was, going on a 16-6 run to end the game. As the fourth quarter came to a conclusion, Santaluces won by a score of 63-34.

The MSD women’s varsity team looks to bounce back in their next game against Fort Lauderdale High School at home on Tuesday, Nov. 29.