JV Basketball


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Junior Landri Payne drives the ball

Shianne Bracey, Reporter

BRIGHT SPOTS: On Nov. 11 and 12 the JV basketball team played in the Chico tournament and won one of the three games they played.
“For our first time playing together and with a new coach, I feel as though we did fairly good. “Freshman Serenity Jones said. “Playing with a new group of girls is hard at first but we have learned to play together.” When the JV team played their first non-tournament game against Benbrook, they lost by one point with a score of 34-33.
“I was very surprised on how we played,” Freshman Addison Peters. “I was not expecting us to put as much points that we did on the board. I wish we would have won though.”
INSIDE SCOOP: With the majority of the JV team being freshmen, a few sophomores and one junior, working together is difficult.
“One of our weaknesses is working together because we have never played basketball together before,” sophomore Kate Fletcher said, “Another big weakness our defense. If our defense is strong, then our offense is strong too.”
COACH’S VIEW: As it is Julie Castles’ second year as coach for the JV team, she said she is elated to coach the girls this year.
“I am excited about starting basketball,” Castles said. “Our girls have great attitudes and they are very coachable. I know they will always give their all. Our JV will be playing in three tournaments this year so I anticipate by district we are much improved and ready to compete for a district title.”
ATHLETE’S VIEW: As it still is the beginning of the season there are still some things the team needs to work on
“If we all want to win, we are all going to have to put the effort in and work hard to play together.” Fletcher said.
While the team still has the rest of the season to play, there are some teams the girls are worried about facing.
“Windthorst is always a big competition we have. I think if we work hard and want to win, we can win,” Fletcher said.