The article below originally appeared in the San Mateo Daily Journal and is being reprinted with permission.

The small schools of the Private School Athletic League are having a big impact on the College of San Mateo girls’ basketball team.

When current sophomore Emily Latu arrived on campus in 2017, CSM head coach Michelle Warner had never even heard of the high school she attended. That school is Pacific Bay Christian — formerly known as Alma Heights, the name when Latu was there — a small private school in Pacifica.

“Three years ago, Emily contacted me, I honestly hadn’t heard of Alma Heights,” Warner said. “So, I was like, ‘Yeah, sure, come out.’ … She’s just been one of our hardest workers since she’s been here.”

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