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Girls Basketball Season Preview

Originally Printed in the November 2023 Issue of The Jaguar Journal

The girls varsity basketball season is right around the corner and the team is set with new goals this season. With a record last year of 11-16 and being 7th in KingCo the team is looking to step it up.

“My team’s overall goal is to build some comradery, to grow as a team and to try to win a few basketball games,” said head coach Calvin McHenry.  McHenry shared his goals for the team and feels very confident about achieving those goals.

“Our biggest issue is that we lack varsity experience with most of the kids and we lack height,” he said. To make up for the lack of height and experience he wants to be a better defensive team and to have less turnovers.

However, there was a big loss to the team from last season since Kyleene Filimaua graduated who was six foot and great at rebounding, said McHenry. Their plan is to have a couple people step up their role by contributing more to rebounding and having more of a defense of presence.

Two new freshmen made the varsity team, Sydeney Mitchell and Mahi Parikh. Now, a key to this team is having great defensive intensity to provide energy for the team due to the lack of height and they have good shooting. With the two new freshmen coming in there is also a new student who came from Oregon that made varsity, Ahlam Mohamud.

“I think what she brings is defensive intensity and also brings a very high level of enthusiasm,” said Coach McHenry.

As important as adding defense is, it seems to be just as important to have a good attitude and to be excited. Adding other components to the team will hopefully benefit this season to try to improve their overall game play.

With these three new players making the team it seems the focus is mainly on their defense of playing by adding key parts to it.

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