HS Girls Basketball: Temecula Valley Faces Great Oak Wednesday as Southwestern League Play Begins


The Golden Bears are Led by Three Senior Captains and are 14-4 Going into League

Temecula Valley ended it’s preseason schedule with a 38-28 win against Serrano on January 5th as the Golden Bears finished in third place in the Serrano Holiday Classic Tournament. Temecula improved its preseason record to 14-4 under new head coach Kyle Rouse as they get ready for league this week.

The Golden Bears were 7-6 this time last year and ended the season with a record of 8-15. Temecula finished last in the Southwestern league with a 1-9 record. The team has turned around and is looking forward to league play.

This year’s Golden Bears have a new coach, goals and outlook for this season. Temecula is ranked 10th in the current CIF Southern Section Division 4AA Polls. There are three seniors on the team that bring experience and stability and have played a big role in this year’s early season success.

We are led by the three senior captains, Anastasia Navarro, Kalani Hooks and Emma Vollmer” said coach Rouse. “With their leadership and the young sophomores and freshman stepping up to the challenge we are working toward their goal of being back in the playoffs. Something they haven’t been a part of at Temecula Valley in a few years”.

The Bears will have lots of competition in the Southwestern league. Last year’s Champions, Vista Murrieta would like to win it all again. They finished 25-3 last season and were 10-0 in league. They are currently 3-10 and led by junior Sarah Rich seniors Jazmine Acedo and Natalia Willis.

Last year’s second place finisher, Murrieta Valley is 5-10 this season. Great Oak finished third and is off to a 11-5 start. Murrieta Mesa is 6-11 and Chaparral begins league at 12-6.

The Bears will take on Great Oak Wednesday n the Southwestern league opener. Vista Murrieta will lock horns with the Rams and Chaparral is home against Murrieta Valley.

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