Player of the Month: Sahara Clay

By Daryl Panganiban

On January 15, Oceana varsity girls took on their rival school Terra Nova. It was an intense game. Oceana  has not beaten Terra Nova within the last six years, but their dominant center turned the whole game around. Sahara Clay was having a block party throughout the game and managed to score 29 points. Terra Nova came to Oceana with a bold attitude, but Sahara came onto the court with an attitude of her own

(Photo Courtesy of SportsWurlz) Sahara Clay, jersey #10, is on a fast break going for a lay-up. Ally Barajas and Renee Moore just watching Sahara clay going up for that lay-up.
(Photo Courtesy of SportsWurlz) Sahara Clay, jersey #10, is on a fast break going for a lay-up. Ally Barajas and Renee Moore just watching Sahara clay going up for that lay-up.

Sahara has been playing basketball for four years but she has only been playing for Oceana for two years. She said she plays basketball because she “needs a motivation to get better grades and get out of her comfort zone.” Sahara is an outstanding student off the court. The reason she is an outstanding student in school is because basketball is there for her. 

“Before basketball I thought I wasn’t going anywhere, and now that I have basketball I feel like I have a future”.

The thing that motivates her is getting bigger offers to bigger schools, and getting M.V.P. She has a set goal that she wants to reach and achieve. She brings a lot of things on the court like her leadership, defense, rebounding, blocks and hard work. Sahara is working extra hard just to get that M.V.P. award, and she will not allow anything to get in her way.  

Sahara Clay averages 13.2 points a game, 4.7 blocks a game, and 12 rebounds a game, but before every game she listens to her music because it gets her pumped.  She is a star athlete and brings lots of intensity for the fans and players.  Skyline College and College of San Mateo scout her games and really like her. However, Sahara Clay wants to bring her talents to San Francisco State University.

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