Girls basketball looks for win over Lewis


Senior Nyah Stallings helps teach an Atoms special olympics student .

The AHS basketball team looks to gain some momentum as they prepare for their upcoming game against Lewis.
The Atoms have not performed up to expectations yet and are off to a slow start.
The team is 0-3, coming off of an unfortunate 24-63 loss against Wakefield.
“I think we need to focus and come out as strong as possible in the beginning of games in order to stay consistent until the end,” junior Nicole Perez-Rojas said. “We usually play our strongest in the 2nd half, but in order to dominate, we need to have the same energy in the first half as well.”
The Atoms upcoming game is on Tuesday against the Lewis Lancers.
This will be an important game for the Atoms, as this game will be the first game of district play..
Lewis is winless on the season, but the atoms still need to be as prepared as ever to get their first win of the season and in district play.
“We are all working to put as much effort as possible and focusing to get our heads in the game,” Perez-Rohas said. “We’ve learned what our strengths and weaknesses are during these upcoming practices and we emphasized what needs help to have a better outcome on the court.”
These upcoming practices will be crucial for the team, as it allows them to work out any weaknesses and flaws the team has, while continuing to build off of what the team does well.
“One thing our team can improve on is getting our new plays down and running them the right way,” junior Amanda Salisbury said.
Executing plays is very important for the team to be successful.
Well run plays can open up the team’s offensive game and allow them to score more points.
Despite the team’s slow start to the season, the team has shown many positive improvements they can build off of.
The team has done well with keeping positive energy and holding each other accountable,” Salisbury said.
Despite the slow start to the season, the team hopes to turn the season around.
“I think this season has exposed us to some really good teams and some teams that match up to our playing skills,” Perez Rojas said. “This helps push ourselves to work harder and have better turnouts every game.”