Bears stop the Charge(rs) and head to state


Hanno Salcedo

Players look on in anticipation waiting for the ball to come down.


Olympia High School’s girl’s basketball team won their playoff game against the Kentridge Chargers on Friday, February 17th. Kentridge was looking to charge through the bears to an easy victory but found the court was laden with angry bears. 


The bears started the match off with a ten-point lead, which they managed to maintain throughout most of the game. Even when the Chargers seemed to be catching up, the Bears outpaced them, with a score of 29 – 21 at halftime. As the match continued on, the Chargers’ morale seemed to drop further, allowing the Bears to push the lead even further, with a final score of 54 – 38. 


This win is a significant milestone for this year’s team, as it means they’ll be one of sixteen teams in this year’s state tournament. 


Dustin Workman, Head Coach of the Girl’s Basketball Team, shared his thoughts about the bear’s performance. “I thought that the girls came out and played with an intensity and emotion that showed how much they wanted to win that game. The girls did a great job of following the defensive game, which made it really hard for Kentridge to score at times, and on offense, I thought we did a great job of sharing the ball and playing unselfish(ly).”


OHS Students are rooting for the Girl’s team as they head to the State tournament. 

Go bears!