Girls basketball strives for better season

Ryan Sprouse, Staff Writer

With volleyball and football seasons ending, the winter sports are beginning to start. One of these is girls basketball. Under the lead of head coach Cody Morgan and assistant coach Alison Durst, the girls plan on doing better than the previous year when they ended the season with a record of 2-23.

  Morgan is very excited about this year’s squad, and is setting the goals high for this season trying to improve.

  “They are going to compete as hard as they can and everything will fall into place,” Morgan said. “The goal is to win every game. I expect them to compete as hard as they can. They need to play hard every game and even during practice. Our goal is to get better every day as players and as people.”

  Along with the 25 regular-season games, the team faces many tournaments to place in. This year there is a new conference tournament held in Eldon, along with the regular Skyline and Warsaw Tournament. With this new gain, they dropped the Russellville tournament. Conway was also added to the regular season schedule.

  Sophomore Hannah Chapman is also very excited about this year. Last year she was part of the JV and varsity squad.

  “We are ready for the year and the Warsaw tournament. We are going for the gold,” Chapman said.

  For her last year, senior Kylie McRoberts is pumped for this new season after finishing up her season as the third baseman for the varsity softball team.

  “I want to do very well this year and I want all of the girls to play to their full potential,” McRoberts said.

  McRoberts is also focusing on the main things the girls will need to do to have success this season.

  “I plan on working hard, improving the girls basketball season, and setting up the future of the girls basketball program,” McRoberts said.

  Last year, McRoberts won the offensive MVP award, along with junior Mackenzie Weaver.

  Starting November 16, the girls basketball team along with the boys will be hosting an elementary camp for the younger kids in the community. This event will be held in the high school gym.

   Along with the players, Durst is ready for the season. Durst played basketball in high school and continued in college.

  “The team definitely wants to improve upon what we build on last year. We plan on doing so,” Durst said.

    With the first games of the season coming up fast for the girls, they are ready to take off. The Warsaw tournament begins November 30 and they are ready to “go for the gold.”