Girls Freshman Basketball Had Impressive Season


Mr. Blair

Imari Poindexter shoots against Jeb Stuart.

The Wakefield Girls Freshman Basketball team started the season strongly, breezing through their first 7 games, easily defeating their opponents. But in their eighth game of the season, the Warriors were stunned by the Marshall Statesmen. According to guard Imari Poindexter, it was one of the most memorable moments of the season because, ”We were undefeated… and we hadn’t had any competition that could beat us, so when we lost… it was a real eye opener.”  

In spite of having only nine healthy people for the majority of the season, the team still went 15-5. The team made great strides this season, on both ends of the floor. They scored over 40 points in 12 out of their 20 games, and over 50 in 3 of them. What is far more impressive is that they managed to keep their opponents under 25 points in 15 of the contests, and that the team even held two teams scoreless, while scoring a combined 115 points in those wins, 43 from Imari.

Imari said that, “A highlight of the season would probably be the game against Edison, when we won 62-0. Everyone played great defense and we kept scoring.” They practiced every day to “mainly just worked as a team to get better for each other.”

“After [the game against Marshall], everyone wanted to get better so… we practiced harder, and that made us come together. I think everybody improved and we all just worked as a team to help each other and we got stronger. I liked seeing all of us grow as a team and as individuals,” said Imari, reminiscing about the season.