Girls Basketball Staying Positive After Taking a Loss


The Varsity girls’ basketball team played Todd Beamer High School from Federal Way school district, last Saturday at Puyallup High School.

This game was the regional round playoff game. The team that wins the regional playoff game advances on to State at the Tacoma Dome.

Before the game, a rally for the team was held in the Puyallup High School parking lot. The community came together to get the team pumped up for the game. The Rogers Pep band was even there and playing!

In quarter 1 of the game Rogers was down 24-8. Shots were being taken, but players just weren’t able to get the ball in the net.

In quarter 2 Rogers was able to start coming from behind and get within 8 points of Todd Beamer. At the half the score was 32-23, they were then only down 9 points!

In quarter 3 they were able to stay within 10 points of Todd Beamer. The score for the end of quarter 3 was 47-37.

In quarter 4, they stayed alive in the 4 quarter they just weren’t able to pull off the win. With 1:52 on the clock left to play they were down 62-53. The final score of the game was 73-61.

When asked about the game Jessi Westering said, “How you win a game shows some of your character, but how you lose a game shows all of it. I stand by my team and the way we went out swinging. Together,”

Although they didn’t make it to state, they had an amazing season and made it far. Their regular season record was 16-5.

They placed second in their conference, and tied for second overall. And their post season record was 2-5.