IMPERIAL — The Imperial girls’ basketball team wrapped up its season with an impressive 27-2 record, with six of those wins pushing the Tigers forward to an undefeated league record. The Tigers moved on to face Bonita Vista and San Marcos in the first two rounds of CIF play, where they were finally defeated by the San Marcos Knights.
But one particular Tiger athlete was a huge contributor — both on offense and defense — in helping propel her teammates to the second round of CIF — Britney Jarvis.
A senior at Imperial High School, Jarvis has competed as a Varsity athlete since her freshman year. As a young freshman prospect, Jarvis hit the courts running, managing a total of eight three-pointers and 22 two-pointers, all while playing JV and Varsity for her initial 2013-2014 season.
This year alone, Jarvis has played in a total of 29 consecutive games, earning a total of 445 points. Helping her reach that astounding number was her shooting success as Jarvis scored 243 points off a total of 81 successful three-point field goals for the season.
“Basketball has always been my favorite sport, which is why I was always practice to get better,” said Jarvis. And that determination allowed her to move up from JV to Varsity during her freshman year.
Jarvis is not only an offensive threat from shooting, but is strong in assists and helps her team make shots of their own with an average of 2.6 assists per game. In scoring, Jarvis averaged 9.8 points per game over the last four seasons.
While Jarvis’s talents position her as a serious offensive threat, her defensive skills have also contributed to the Lady Tigers’ tremendous season. Jarvis averaged two steals per game, giving her the second place slot on her team.
Not only is Jarvis an advocate of basketball, but she also has three years of variation volleyball under her belt. Playing two sports and keeping her grades up was not an easy task to accomplish, however, Jarvis makes it work for most of her school year.
In fact, Jarvis will continue to follow her passion after graduation when she moves to Oceanside to attend Mira Costa College where she will earn her Associate’s degree while playing basketball for the Spartans.
“After graduation, I’m proud to say I will continue following my dream of playing basketball, all while working towards a higher education,” she said.