Girls’ basketball gathers donations at Teddy Bear game


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CHS varsity girls’ basketball played in their Teddy Bear game against Newbury Park on Jan. 27. The Coyotes pulled through with a 59-46 win. 

This was the team’s second year of the Teddy Bear Toss. The idea came from Dawn Staley, a coach at the University of South Carolina and CHS coach Destiny Melton’s idol. 

With help from ASB, Melton was able to find the organization We Rock the Spectrum. A sensory play place for kids who either have sensory issues or are on the spectrum, We Rock the Spectrum is a safe environment for young children to have fun and meet new people. Once Melton heard of the cause, she knew teddy bears would be a good thing to donate.

“I know a lot of kids like to sleep with their teddy bears, and sometimes they are their best friends,” said Melton.

In addition to winning the game against Newbury Park, the team was also able to gather a lot of teddy bears to donate. Not only Calabasas came prepared with teddy bears, but Newbury’s team as well.

The girls also held their Senior Night on Tuesday, falling to Oaks Christian 70-59. However, the loss didn’t stop the seniors from enjoying the night.

“I think that all my seniors played their role, did their job, and had fun,” said Melton. “We had some injuries, and they still fought through and cheered their team on.”

Melton hopes she has prepared her seniors for the next step, not only in basketball but in life as a whole. 

Tonight, the Coyotes face off against their rival Agoura at 7:00. Currently 20-6 overall and 6-3 in-league, the Coyotes will find out their first playoff opponent on Sunday.