For the very first time, Monterey Trail High School has a basketball league championship.
With grins from ear to ear, the Lady Mustangs came out of the locker room after its 71-52 win over Grant Friday night wearing white Delta Valley Conference Champions – 2012 T-shirts, white chanting a team cheer. A large crowd of families and friends were waiting for the girls’ and greeted them with loud applause.
“I knew in my heart we’d be here,” forward Summayyah Wiggins said. “It’s a phenomenal feeling, it’s hard to describe. I am so thankful that we finally made it to this point.”
The 5-10 senior wrapped up a 21-5 regular season by scoring 18 points in the second half, 22 overall, in running away from the Pacers in a big third quarter outburst.
“It feels so good, for this to come on Senior Night,” co-head coach Brien Tillery said. “When we first took over the program, we asked the girls,’Who is your rival?’ They said, ‘Grant.’ This season couldn’t come down to anything else.”
The Mustangs finished the conference schedule with a 9-1 record, winning the DVC by two games over the Pacers who concluded the regular season at 7-3 in the conference, 17-10 overall.
Listen to the post-game interview with co-coaches Louis Corpuz and Brien Tillery and see some game highlights by clicking on the video below.