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Girls’ Basketball Team Ready for Postseason Run

2023-24 girls’ varsity basketball team. Photo courtesy of Madeline Harron (‘26).

The girls’ basketball team has been dominating the court this season, showcasing their skills and teamwork in every game. With a roster filled with talented seniors and many promising newcomers, the team has demonstrated dedication and determination. With no more regular season games, the Lady Bulldogs ended their season with a record of 15-5, second in their region, and are preparing to make a deep run in the playoffs.

Looking back at the season, some players’ most memorable moments were when they beat Martin Luther King High School on senior night.

“The MLK blowout on senior night was very special to get that win for the seniors,” said Reagan Hudson (‘26). 

While this season was a memorable one, unfortunately, it also brought about significant injuries to key players, creating obstacles the team had to overcome.

“A lot of our major contributors of our team had injuries, so we had to figure out how to work around that,” said Madeline Harron (‘26). 

Players believe that having team chemistry and cohesiveness contributed to their growth as a team, and helped them to overcome many obstacles.

“Just coming together and not letting the injuries hold us back, pushing through the tough times by all trying our hardest to contribute to the team’s success,” said Harron.

Even with the losses, the team was able to stay connected through their chemistry and togetherness. 

“Without the chemistry that we have, we wouldn’t have been able to win and lose like we did. Every loss was combated with team cohesiveness and determination,” said Hudson.

Some athletes believe that the team has grown immensely in communication compared to previous seasons.

“We have grown through our communication. Last season, as much as we tried, communication wasn’t our strong suit,” said Hudson. 

With multiple seniors this year, this team had a very experienced roster to help lead the way by teaching the younger girls some valuable lessons.

“Take time to build chemistry with your teammates and get to know them outside of the court. Be disciplined and work hard on your craft. Lastly, be modest and caring for teammates, because those are the girls who will go to war for you,” said Mackenzie Lewis (‘24). 

By being a part of this program for a long time, older athletes have had the ability to learn many valuable lessons that they continue to build off of, leading to their ability to improve. 

“The main lesson I’ve learned from basketball is that being good isn’t always easy, but it’s always worth it. In the past few years, I’ve struggled with my self-confidence regarding my abilities on the court, but with the help of my teammates and coaches, I’ve been able to move past it and now I’m a starter,” said Mackenzie Cassidy (‘24).

With this season coming to a close, many of the team’s seniors are reflecting on how they’ve grown as they look back and see how much playing basketball has taught them.

“I am surprised at how fast these four years have gone by. This sport has taught me a lot about people, life, and even myself. I have grown in confidence since playing this sport, and I am sad that this chapter has to come to an end. However, I am leaving with a ton of memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life,” said Lewis.

While excited to begin a new chapter in life, many seniors are reluctant to leave behind the close bonds they’ve made with their teammates.

“As excited as I am to move onto the next chapter of my life, it’s definitely very sad because I’ve played with some of these girls for six years and they’ve become some of my closest friends,” said Cassidy. 

While the team found great success this season, they’re still always looking for ways to make improvements.

“I think we, as a team, feel great about our overall performance this year, but obviously we still could always do better and we strive for more,” said Brianna Wood (‘25).

As the girls’ basketball team gears up for the playoffs, let’s rally behind them with support and cheer them on as they continue to give it their all and strive for success!

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Nadia Norman
Nadia Norman, Staff Writer
Nadia Norman (‘26) is a sophomore and staff writer at the Blue and Gold. In five years she hopes to be at her dream college studying to get her bachelors degree. Her three favorite things are Target, listening to music, and binging suits (the show).

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