Weekly Sports Recap 1/6/20 – 1/12/20

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Weekly Sports Recap 1/6/20 – 1/12/20

Taft High boys varsity basketball pre-game huddle on Jan. 10 before facing Shafter at Shafter High.

Taft High boys varsity basketball pre-game huddle on Jan. 10 before facing Shafter at Shafter High.

Odin Carty

Taft High boys varsity basketball pre-game huddle on Jan. 10 before facing Shafter at Shafter High.

Odin Carty

Odin Carty

Taft High boys varsity basketball pre-game huddle on Jan. 10 before facing Shafter at Shafter High.

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This week in basketball, the boys varsity basketball team went head-to-head with Kennedy and Shafter this week. At home, Taft would have a disappointing loss to Kennedy 63-68. This loss started in the second quarter when Taft lost the lead and Kennedy took the lead with five points. Taft looked to regain momentum by defeating Shafter on Jan. 24.

On Friday, Taft eventually fell short to Shafter and lost 41-65. Taft held their own weight through the first half, only down 18-26. Shafter would pull away from Taft the second half by outscoring Taft 24-10 in the third and 15-13 in the fourth. The Taft High varsity looks to get their first league win this week playing McFarland at their home court.

Taft High Boys Varsity Basketball final box scores:

Odin Carty
Senior, Van Reimers goes up for a layup against Shafter on Jan. 10, 2020, at Shafter High as fellow senior Tyler Terrell looks for a rebound opportunity.

 

Taft (0-1) vs Kennedy (1-0)

Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4 Final
Taft 9 17 17 20 63
Kennedy 8 23 17 20 68

Taft (0-2) vs Shafter (1-1)

Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4 Final
Taft 9 9 10 13 41
Shafter 13 13 24 15 65

 

 

Girls varsity basketball faced Kennedy and Shafter as well. Away at Kennedy, girls varsity won with a score of 35-25. On Friday, at home, varsity played Shafter, ultimately winning with a score of 45-25.

Taft(1-0)  vs. Kennedy (0-1)

Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4 Final
Taft 9 8 10 6 33
Kennedy 7 6 4 3 20

Taft (2-0) vs. Shafter (1-1)

Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4 Final
Taft 8 14 10 13 45
Shafter 8 13 13 8 42

This week in Soccer, The boy’s varsity soccer team came up short against Caesar Chavez and Arvin. Meanwhile, they tied with Wasco in a 1-to-1 split decision.

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Senior, #10 Emmanuel Miranda and Sophomore #16 Oswaldo Flores on offense looking to score against Chavez at Taft High on 1/8/20.

Boys Varsity Soccer:

6-0 (L) Taft vs. Chavez- Jan. 8, 2020

1-1 (T) Taft vs. Wasco- Jan. 10, 2020

On the other hand, the JV team lost  5-0 to Chavez. 

Boys JV Soccer:

5-0 (L) Taft vs. Chavez- Jan 8, 2020

The varsity girls this week won a game and lost a game; they beat Chavez by a score of 3-0. 

Girls Varsity Soccer:

3-0 (W) Taft @ Chavez- Jan. 8, 2020

They JV Girls this week played Wasco and they sadly lost in a low scoring game where the score was, Wasco High School-1 and Taft Union High School-0.

Girls JV Soccer:

1-0 (L) Taft @ Wasco- 1/10/2020