The varsity basketball team may have gotten off to a rocky start, but they are only looking to improve.
They have put in a lot of effort and have practiced six days a week for two hours at a time.
On Jan. 19, the girls varsity basketball team played against West Potomac High School. They lost by a score of 53-65.
The girls have set their minds to win the district and state titles.
“It is all about getting hot at the right time,” Coach Jimmy Brown said.
“So far the team is doing pretty good and each time that the team gets together for our practices, we continue to see a lot of improvement,” senior Sara Elkebri said.
Elkebri is really happy and excited to see how far they have come as a whole team.
Elkebri thinks she is personally doing good but one thing she could really work on is having a lot more confidence in herself when she gets the ball during games.
Elkebri also added that the team could work on communicating a lot more with one another so they can continue to improve.
Although the team’s record may not be the best, the team has great strengths.
“First off, we are seventh in the area in three-point shooting, and another good thing is that Grace Hatch is fifth in the area in rebounding, and we also have two girls averaging 15 points,” Coach Brown said.
Some other things that the girls are really good at are shooting and coming to work hard each and every day.
“Those are things that have really improved and impressed me,” Coach Brown said. “They are a really good group of girls and I am really hoping they get some success because they really deserve it,” Coach Brown said.
The girls basketball team could improve on are rebounding and finishing off the plays, but the main thing the girls are really struggling with is their size as a whole team.
The team is not as big as other basketball teams, so that means that some girls who are not used rebounding now have to participate in that. The girls should also be a little more physical.
It takes a lot of time to learn how to win and it also takes working really hard every single day.
“I really believe that they can do it,” Coach Brown said.
Although the girls varsity basketball team might not be doing so great right now, they have really great positivity, confidence, and goals to reach and are trying their very hardest to get there.
On Jan 16, the girls varsity basketball team played T.C. Williams High School.
Unfortunately, the girls lost, but they put their best effort in and that is all that matters.
The girls will be playing West Potomac High School on Jan 19. The game will be at 7:30 p.m. at AHS.