by MacKenzie Silvia
Girls’ basketball, 7-0*, has begun the season undefeated, which should pave the way for a successful season.
The Tigers crushed South 72-28 Dec. 30 to keep their streak alive.
Coach Linda Martindale is very happy with the way the team has been coming together.
“Teamwork is critical, and we are starting to see some great chemistry on and off the court,” she said.
“My goal is for all 11 players to feel good about being a part of something bigger than themselves, to have fun, and to maximize their potential.”
Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed, a captain with senior Maddie Bledsoe, predicts, because of its talent, the team will have very few losses.
Martindale said that Bledsoe is leading the defense and guarding the most challenging players.
Some new players, such as sisters freshman Sayawni Lassiter and sophomore Ednaija Lassiter, have provided a spark to the team.
“Sayawni is running the offense at point guard and Ednaija is playing very aggressively at both ends of the floor,” Martindale said.
Bledsoe attributes the team’s success thus far to solid coaching, in addition to hard work from the team.
“I think that we have seen early success as a result of being pushed by our coach and each other,” Bledsoe said.
Martindale said, “Our goal is to peak at the right time and maximize our opportunities in every game.”
*record as of Jan. 11