Girl’s basketball wraps up the season
Kristen R., Staff Reporter
January 31, 2012
Filed under Sports
The PHS girls’ basketball team has had an outstanding season so far. The girls had a game last Tuesday, at Hoover where they took a difficult loss with the score 92-20. The girls also lost to Oak Mountain with the score 32-30 on January 24th.
“We knew we’d be taking on extremely talented players. It’s tough to lose, but you always learn something from your mistakes,” said senior Kaitlin B.
“My expectations for this year are the same as every other game. I’m trying to teach the girls who far they can push their bodies to bring success into the game. But even when we don’t win to learn from our mistakes.”
Senior Kate K. stated that “In order to be the best, you have to tell yourself you are the best. People won’t take you seriously without pride in your talent.”
The girls’ team has had to overcome many challenges this season including injuries that have caused girls to miss a lot of practice time including a torn ACL that ended a season. However, the biggest struggle has “without a doubt” been trying to overcome a very negative perception from outsiders about the program and their six-win season last year.
“It was very difficult at first, but we pulled through. Nobody likes to be the “underdog” but sadly that’s how we started off. I’m glad we’ve made such a huge recovery,” Coach Jeremy Simpson explained.
The girls have had a lot of weak points, but the seniors understand in order to become better, you have to pull yourself out of a hard time.
“Because we’ve been through so much, we’ve all seen what it’s like to be at the bottom. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” Kaitlin B. stated.
The girls play this Friday at Thompson at 6 o’clock. We wish them the best of luck!