Girls Basketball Hopeful as Improved Team Enters Season

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Girls huddle before the 4th quarter. Credit: Graham Unsworth

Graham Unsworth

A tough season last year saw the Eagles knocked out in the first round of 2021-2022 District playoffs by the Brighton Bulldogs. The offseason has given them a chance to improve and bond as a team. With nine returning players including top scorer Ava Perry (‘23) and captains Jillian Boynton (‘23) and Aurora Brater(‘23), the team is filled experience and ready for the season.

“Our team puts in hours through open gyms and after-practice shooting,” says Julianna La Marca (‘23), “as well as team bonding… forming better on and off court relationships.”

The girls know to become successful it will take a lot of time and effort. They have been focusing on both mental and physical health this off-season. With a renewed focus within the team, the girls are ready to compete with and beat tougher competition.

“With everyone bought in and wanting to go the extra mile, winning is more than achievable,” said Coach Janae Sims. “These girls work so hard, and it will pay off for them.”

This has already been proven as the team is 1-2 in the first three games and has shown fight in the latter end of both their losses. Conference play continues at home on December 13 against the Saline Hornets at 5:30 p.m.