Girls basketball concludes season

Claire Witkop, Features Editor

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This year, the girls’ basketball team found great success. They finished 17-11 in the regular season and broke their losing streak that lasted all of last season.

“The players stepped up and took their responsibilities seriously. They left their individual egos at the door and bought into the team concept and focused everything on what they could do to make themselves, their teammates, and the team better. The team’s chemistry also goes a long way toward a positive performance on the court. The players get along, and there’s no drama to draw away from their performance,” said coach Mathew Tietz.

The team’s losses against teams in the Sunset League sadly didn’t match their success in the regular season. The team found the new ultra-competitive nature of the bigger schools quite difficult, finishing 0-6.

“The Sunset League is much tougher competition. We played two teams from our former league and won both games easily but will likely not win a single game in our new league. The size of these schools in the Sunset give them an enormous advantage when it comes to the player pool they draw from,” said Tietz.

The team struggled last year with most of their players graduating the year prior; however, after gaining multiple new freshmen and upperclassmen, the team was able to find new victories coming their way.  

“We all improved greatly from last season, and with the addition of some new players, we were able to work well together on the court. We are all working better as a team and have become more confident when playing with each other.” said senior point guard Mia Pitz.

With the successful season behind them, the team now looks forward to next year’s season with optimism.

“The credit for our success lies solely is the girls’ hard work. They bought into what we were doing and worked hard as a team to improve,” said Tietz.

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