Lady Atoms gets ready for season

The Lady Atoms basketball season is warming up as the weather cools down. Although the school is going from Friday night lights on the football field to basketball games in the gymnasium, the Atoms’ campus will still be abuzz.
Girls basketball is one of the winter sports people are most excited for. After last year’s 8-14 record, the girls are preparing for a more successful season.

Last year, the girls lost many seniors who were star players, but that won’t stop the Lady Atoms from having a victorious season. Their first official home game of the season will take place Dec. 3 against the Robert E. Lee Lancers.

Last season, the Atoms were defeated by the Lancers so hopefully this time around they’ll be successful.
The Atoms have many fresh new faces on their varsity roster which is exciting many students to come out and watch. Students want to see how the new team dynamic will play out.

“This season will be different because we are building new team chemistry with our varsity ranging from players in grades 9th-12th,” varsity Coach Fawn Tucker said. “I am excited to see how this unfolds and how hard the ladies are willing to work to accomplish each of the team goals that we’ve set for ourselves this year”.

With every new season comes new players who are working hard to give it their all on the court.  The Atoms usually have a smooth time when it comes to working with new players and building that ability to play like a team that’s been playing together for years.

As the date of the first basketball game of the season nears, more and more students are getting ready to watch the Atoms take on the Lancers and hopefully take a W.

“I can’t wait for the first game of the season. We’ve been working really hard at green days and at tryouts. I’m super excited to show my love for the game out on the basketball court,” sophomore Nyah Stallings said. “Almost every girl from freshman to varsity has been waiting for basketball season to arrive so we can dominate.”

This season is expected to be better and more exciting. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the overall record will be better than last year, but the dynamic, energy and confidence will certainly be emanating across the court.