The Estancia Eagles Varsity basketball team made an appearance at the CIF playoffs against Tarbut V’Torah on February 12 coming away with an impressive win 77-43. It has been a long 15 years since the Eagles have surfaced at a CIF game. Estancia’s starting five were Junior, Bo Graham, Junior, Lawrence Andres, Senior, Jake Covey, Senior, Brandon Pearson, and Junior Franklin DeBrum.
Estancia got off to a quick start on the scoreboard and played some tough defense ending the 1st quarter where the Eagles led 17-8 against Tarbut V’Torah.
To start the 2nd quarter the Eagles continued to lead against Tarbut V’Torah. The team kept up the same energy level as the crowd throughout the 2nd quarter. The Eagles led going into halftime with a 13 point lead, 31-18.
In the 3rd quarter, Tarbut V’Torah got into foul trouble which brought on the opportunity for free throws for the Eagles allowing them to pad their lead by 36 points. Estancia pulled ahead 62-26 to end the third quarter.
The 4th quarter brought on a struggle for the ball several times but that did not affect the Eagles’ lead. Estancia continued to keep up their defense throughout the fourth quarter with a final score of 74-33.
Reporter: Caroline Conner