Players Finish Successful JV Girls Basketball Season

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Jackson Ringger '19, Staff Writer

Lost in the success of all our Winter Sports teams and athletes this season was the girls JV basketball team! The team was also successful, finishing their season with a winning record of 10-6.

When asked what led to the team’s success, starter Kareena Stowers accredited it to the experience of the team’s coach Latia Howard, saying, “I think having a really good coach led to our success this season.¬†She knows a lot about basketball and she was an all-American Nike Athlete. Also, I’ve grown up playing with some of the girls on the team, so I think that connection we’ve built throughout the years helped a lot.”

One of the highlights of the season was when the girls beat Thomas Jefferson 50-6 early in the season. It was a great confidence builder and allowed the whole team to get good playing time. Reflecting on this win, Kareena said, “Since we had a big lead we got to work on our plays and got a lot of good practice.”

Strong team chemistry was another highlight of the season; “I’ve grown up playing with some of the girls on the team, so I think that connection we’ve built throughout the years helped a lot”

As the season is over now, Kareena reflects on things with positive memories, “I liked working with my team because we’re a family and we’re really good friends. We worked together on the court really well and it was a lot of fun.”

What’s next for Kareena? Unfortunantly she fractured her femur so she will have to take a break, but she plans on playing AAU summer basketball, along with fall basketball to get ready for Winter Basketball tryouts next season.

Congrats to the Girls JV Basketball Team on a strong season! The future is looking bright for Wakefield Girls Basketball!