Basketball season has bounced upon us once again. As you walk down the halls after school, you are sure to hear the dribbling of basketballs, swishing of basketball nets, and slapping of hands. After their first few weeks of practice, both the coaches and players were ready to finally get on the court and compete against another team. Their first game was on Friday, December 1st against the Northern Valley Huskies. There was a 1/2 game of boys and girls Junior Varsity and full game of boys and girls Varsity.
The Weskan Lady Coyotes have fourteen girls on their team this year and one manager. The Varsity girls starters were Josie Purvis, Junior; Brylee Aldridge, Junior, Hallie Eck, Junior, Jenna See, Junior; and JC Allen, Freshman.
The score was fairly close throughout the game, but the Huskies ultimately won. The score was 31-51. Jenna See said, “I think for our first game we did better than I expected. There is always more room for improvement, but, to me, the thing we need to work on the most is our shooting percentage.”
The Weskan Coyotes’ boys team also has fourteen going out this year. The Varsity starters on Friday were Isaic Dinkel, Senior; Bailey McQuillan, Senior; Dallas Seader, Senior; Tracer Vincent, Junior; and Zack Box, Junior.
“We could definitely work on coming out in the first half and playing like we did in the second half. I feel like we played well together as a team. Hopefully, that will continue through the year,” said Isaic Dinkel. The boys played hard the whole game. In the end, they lost by 31 points, with a score of 51-80.
Though it was a tough game for both girls and boys, they all learned from it. The players learned how to work and communicate better together and the coaches were able to see what areas they can improve on in the next few practices. “Winning and losing isn’t everything; sometimes the journey is just as important as the outcome.” (Alex Morgan)
Thank you all for coming out and supporting the Weskan Coyotes as they kick off their basketball season! We would like to wish the Coyotes good luck in the rest of their season!
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