By Jeff Pack

First-time player Garcia excelling for Bonsall High School girls' basketball team


Last updated 2/8/2019 at 3:23pm

Photo by Shane Gibson

Bonsall High School freshman Estrella Garcia has made an immediate impact on the Legion girls’ basketball team.

When Bonsall High School was unable to field a girls' varsity soccer team this year, freshman Estrella Garcia took her field vision and transferred those skills to the basketball court.

While she still considers soccer her favorite sport – "I like running with the ball and scoring," Garcia said – she's having a great first year for the Legion basketball team.

The Legion's record is 5-2 in league and 5-6 overall. They were scheduled to play at Del Lago Academy Wednesday, Feb. 6, and will end the regular season by playing School for Entrepreneurship & Technology at home Thursday, Feb. 7.

Garcia was also a member of the varsity volleyball team in the fall.

"She's never played organized basketball," coach Bernard Cantrell said. "She began on the bench, became a starter, and she will definitely be the first team all-league point guard."

Garcia said she wanted to try the sport to learn something new and said she likes the adrenaline she gets when she steps on the court.

Her goal for this season is to learn as much as possible and is proud of the progress she's made so far, saying her favorite accomplishment of the season is, "Learning all the stuff I know to this point."

Her goal is to keep learning and be more patient as a player.

Garcia's favorite memory of the season thus far is, "Getting all the court burns so I know I'm working hard."

Garcia said her favorite subject in school is math.

"I like numbers," she said. She participates in the school's Interact Club, where she is able to help the community.

Get to know Estrella Garcia

Favorite team: UCLA

Favorite athlete: LeBron James

Favorite band/musical artist: Fifth Harmony

"But they broke up and I'm disappointed, But (my favorite) artist is Lauren Jauregui."

Favorite TV show: "Grey's Anatomy"

Favorite movie: "The Notebook"


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