COSTA MESA — Some might suggest the Estancia High girls’ basketball players purge the memory of Thursday’s 56-13 loss to visiting Rosary from their collective consciousness.
Eagles Co-Coach Xavier Castellano, however, would suggest otherwise.
“I wish I had,” said Castellano when asked if he had videotaped the CIF Southern Section IV-AA first-round playoff game.
Castellano implied he would have used video evidence of the Royals’ relentless play as an example for the four Estancia starters and another handful of reserves who will return next season.
“That’s a different level of basketball,” said Castellano, whose squad trailed, 17-0, after one quarter and 36-2 at halftime. “We haven’t played anyone like that all season. We made our schedule a little tougher because of what happened last year with JSerra [a 62-20 first-round playoff loss]. But I don’t think our girls expected this.”