Head coach Marshawn Cherry has the Bucs at 2-2 heading into this week.
Boogie Ellis is doing a great job in leading the way for the Bucs. According to Cherry, Ellis leads the team in scoring and assists as usual.
Meantime, Cherry noted that Ronnie Latting is dominating inside, being a double-double machine for the Bucs.
In a game in which Ellis was injured, Cherry pointed out that Savaughn Davis really stepped up with a 21-point, nine-assist game in a tough win over Los Altos High.
“The team is playing against all-state level teams, so we will get it together going into league and return to our CIF open division form,” Cherry said.
Mission Bay sees action again on Dec. 14 in the Beach Bash before play in the BSN Showcase the next day.
The Bucs enter the week with a mark of 1-1 for head coach Vince Ichihara.
“We have had a team effort across the board and will continue to need everyone on the roster to contribute,” Ichihara remarked. “We have a lot of new players on the varsity team, so we are still learning to play with each other but look forward to a good season.”
Mission Bay is next in action when it hosts Clairemont High on Saturday.
Girls water polo
Head coach Lyndsay Sutterley has her team with an overall record of 2-1, 1-0 in league action.
According to Sutterley, key team members have been Piper McCarty (attacker), Izanna Hypse (center) and Callie McLean (goalie).
“We are excited to see where this year is going to take us,” Sutterley said. “We have a lot of new energy on the team that is ready to step into different roles. We have had some great success early on and we are hoping to build upon this success as the season continues.”
The Bucs stand at 3-1.
According to head coach Joe Panian, top contributors early in the campaign include defender Victor Lopez (senior), midfielders Enrique Moreno (senior), Andrew Hutchinson (sophomore), Anthony Munoz (junior), Cody Armstrong (junior) and goalie Braiz Ramirez (sophomore).
“The team is coming together well,” Panian commented. “The team has good chemistry. We are building on the last three games where they have scored a combined seven goals and conceded zero.
“In those games they have controlled the game, created a lot of goal-scoring chances and even when not playing well find a way to come together and win the game, which is a sign of a good team. They have been making good decisions on the pitch, limiting mistakes. I'm looking forward to seeing how this good group of guys grow as the season thickens.”
Head coach Jorge Palacios has the team off to a solid start with wins over Central Union, Castle Park, Escondido, and Liberty Charter and a tie against Bishop’s.
Freshman Camrin Peaslee leads the team with eight goals. Junior center back Andrea Clemente and sophomore center back Aleeda Ohlin headline a defense that has allowed only two goals through five games.
“The team only has two seniors, so they are really young, but they are definitely a fun energetic group to watch play,” Palacios said.