ARCHIVE: LIVE BLOG: Women’s Varsity Basketball vs. Castle View

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Welcome to the live blog of the girls varsity basketball game against Castle View High School on January 16, 2018. Refresh this page for constant updates on and photos of the game.

Live Blog by Gabe Barnard

Photos by Savanah Howard, Lauren Lippert, Taryn Glentzer, Tess Harbert, Sarah O’Sullivan, Erin Solomon and Harper Boggs


8:36 p.m. The Golden Eagles fall to the Sabercats, 53-41.This loss leaves Vista’s record at 11-4 on the season.

8:34 p.m. Castle View puts another two points on the board, leaving the score at 51-41 with one minute remaining in the game.

8:31 p.m. Senior Sydney Trichler answers the point deficit with two free-throw points, narrowing the gap between the two teams, 49-41, with 2:40 until the end of the game.

8:27 p.m. The Sabercats drive for another two baskets, taking the team further into the lead, 49-39, with 3:33 left in the game. A timeout is called by the Golden Eagles.

8:25 p.m. Castle View continues to put more points on the board with no answer from the Eagles. The score is 45-39 with 4:54 remaining in the game.

8:22 p.m. The Sabercats answer Holland’s shot with two baskets, taking the lead, 43-39, with 5:59 to go in the game.

8:20 p.m. The Golden Eagles lead the final quarter of the game with a fast drive down the court but are unsuccessful. Sophomore Amy Holland follows up with a three-pointer to tie the teams again, 39-39. 6:50 remains in the game.

8:17 p.m. Castle View sinks another basket, following a successful free throw, with 9 seconds remaining in the quarter to take the lead, 39-36.

8:16 p.m. Castle View ties the game again, 36-36, with 36 seconds in the third.

8:13 p.m. Brookfield brings the Golden Eagles back into the lead, 36-34, with 1:15 remaining in the third quarter.

8:11 p.m. Junior A.J. Stevens ties up Castle View and Vista with a basket. The score is 34-34 with 2:15 remaining in the quarter.

8:09 p.m. The Sabercats put a ball through the net and score two free throws, giving themselves the lead, 34-31, with 2:52 to go in the quarter.

8:07 p.m. Mills sinks two free throws following a Sabercats basket, leaving Vista in the lead, 31-28, with 4:16 left in the quarter.

8:05 p.m. Castle View scores two points following a Golden Eagle foul, gaining on the Golden Eagles, 29-26, with 6:00 remaining in the third quarter.

8:02 p.m. The second half of the game begins.


7:52 p.m. Brookfield sinks a buzzer-beater three-point shot at the conclusion of the first half, increasing Vista’s lead, 29-24, over Castle View.

7:49 p.m. The Golden Eagles and Sabercats continue to answer each other’s scoring drives. The Eagles lead Castle View, 26-22, with 20 seconds until the end of the first half.

7:44 p.m. The Golden Eagles foul the Sabercats, who capitalize on their opportunity, scoring one point off of the penalty. Castle View follows this up with a basket, narrowing the gap between the two teams, 21-18. 2:18 to go until the end of the half.

7:42 p.m. Sophomore Amy Holland makes a layup, increasing Vista’s lead after a successful free-throw point by the Sabercats. The score is 21-15 with 4:00 remaining.

7:39 p.m. Vista defends a push to their side of the court by the Sabercats and Gamble is fouled on the counterattack. Gamble is unable to score any points on free throws, leaving the score at, 19-14, with 4:41 left in the half.

7:36 p.m. Senior Sydney Trichler sinks a basket for Vista. The Golden Eagles lead, 19-14, with 6:02 remaining until halftime.

7:34 p.m. Castle View begins the second quarter with possession of the ball. Vista defends a drive to the basket but causes a foul, leaving the Sabercats with free throws. One successful basket leaves the score at 11-10 Vista with 7:22 remaining the the quarter.


Sophomore Mackenzie Gamble dribbles the ball past half court.

Senior Dani Mills prepares to pass the ball to a teammate.

Leaping into the air for a high pass, senior Sydney Trichler attempts to win the ball from Castle View.


7:32 p.m. The first quarter draws to a close with Vista leading, 11-9.

7:27 p.m. Freshman Berit Brookfield sinks a three-point shot, bringing the Golden Eagles into the lead, 11-9, with 1:09 to go in the quarter.

7:24 p.m. Sophomore Mackenzie Gamble scores two points off of free throws. Vista ties the Sabercats, 8-8, with 1:54 left in the quarter.

7:22 p.m. Castle View drives down the court for another basket. The Golden Eagles continue to trail, 8-6, with 2:38 remaining in the first quarter.

7:19 p.m. A timeout is called with four minutes left in the game. Vista trails Castle View, 3-4.

7:17 p.m. The game is underway with the Golden Eagles leading Castle View, 3-2.

6:48 p.m. Welcome to tonight’s live blog of the women’s varsity basketball game against Castle View High School. Tip-off is at 7:00 p.m., refresh this post for constant updates.