Grace Brethren High School Girls Basketball is off to a hot start in the pursuit of another championship season. Playoff appearances have become the expectation for seniors Abria Laue, Adara Bensusen, Aliya DiMuro and Sabrina Nawabi. In their tenure at Grace Brethren, they have been Frontier League champions in 2017 and 2018 which includes being division 6 runner-up’s in 2017 and division 5A champions in 2018, as well as reaching division 3 playoffs last year. Senior Aliya DiMuro has made a verbal commitment to Cal Lu and there is strong interest in Abria Laue from multiple universities. Juniors Cecilia Castaneda and Alexis DiMuro, both 3rd year returners, along with sophomores Allison Reiman and Claire Carpenter have been key to the Lancers success. Grace also boasts an outstanding freshman class of Laila Carrillo, Emily Cuevas, Haven Prosperi and Naia Williams. Coach DiMuro feels this team has a great chance to contend for the Division 3A crown this year.
Over Christmas break, the team rallied for a big upset to take third place in the La Canada Tournament, defeating Hart High 62-58 in the finals. Abria Laue claimed 27 points that game and was named all-tournament. Aliya DiMuro had a notable 16 points and freshmen Laila Carrillo accounted for 8 points.
Join GBHS Girls Basketball on Thursday, January 9th at 6:00pm at the Sycamore Center for their first home game of the season as they take on Thatcher. To keep up to date on all Lancer athletics, download the Grace Brethren Sports app in your favorite app store.