B-Ball Tournament at Lunch

Riyana Padillo and Chloe Luong

Layloni Davis and Bryan Wang

Standings & Schedule

Grade 8

Delete Cardenas (2-0), Tamuras (1-0), Miami Alvarez (1-1), Rockets Naka+ (1-1), Casseroles Castroll (1-1)

9/29 – Bunnies vs Rockets, Delete vs Casseroles

9/27 – Weather delay; games postponed – heat warning

9/26 – Tamura vs Huerta, Miami vs Casseroles


9/23- Delete vs Bunnies, Casseroles vs Rockets

9/22 – Rockets vs Tamuras, Huerta vs Miami

9/20- Miami vs Delete, Bunnies vs Casseroles

*bold indicates winner

Grade 7

Miss You A (2-0), Mustangs Wong+ (2-0), Bulldogs Celis (1-0), Mambas Avila (1-0)

9/29 – Pride vs Miss You A, Toxic Rats vs Bulldogs

9/27 – Weather delay; games postponed – heat warning

9/26 – Miss You B vs Bulldogs, Apparent vs Mamba


9/23- Beautiful vs Miss You A, Toxic Rats vs Mustangs

9/22 – Bulldogs vs Apparent, Mamba vs Pride

9/20- Miss You A vs Toxic Rats (Tang), Mustangs vs Miss You B

The Garvey Intramural Basketball Tournament kicked off with big wins for Mr. Cardenas’ homeroom class (Ctrl Alt Delete) and Mr. Castroll’s first period class (Casseroles). Also victorious were Ms. Tamura’s class and Ms. Alvarez’s class at eighth-grade lunch. Teams are competing for the class trophy, bragging rights, and pizza with drinks. For seventh grade, Ms. U’s A-team and Ms. Wong+’s teams are at the top of the standings. “I’m glad to see students being more involved this year and seeing students work as a team excited about our school activities,” remarked a proud Ms. U cheering on both of her basketball squads at lunch. 

Woodcraft players Henry Liu, David Nunez, and Austin Szeto are the early scoring- leaders at eighth-grade lunch. In this tournament, all teams must have at least one active female player. Kaitlyn San (’23) was encouraged to see more females participating in the basketball competition. “We work together [with the boys] to get a win and we hope this encourages other girls to participate at lunch.” Grace Chan played a key role in her team’s victory by scoring the winning point. Other students including Amber Luo, Katy Xu, and Catherine Lo offered their enthusiastic support by cheering on the sidelines.

Ms. Tamura emphasized the importance of being involved. “It’s all about effort and trying your best, no matter if you’re good at it or not.” Other teachers like Mr. Naka also stressed the value of student participation over being the best team out there. “I am hoping to see students have fun and interact with each other more. Instead of putting our competition down, we will be lifting our competition up.” So far the students playing in the tournament have shown how basketball can bring Garvey together in its own unique way.