The Girls Basketball season has started, and they look to improve from last year on their hunt for a State Title. With new players joining the team this year, there is fresh hope. They all have different levels of experience and all bring something different to the court. The combination of new and returning players brings endless possibilities.
One of these seniors is Hannah Foley, she has been on the Varsity team all 4 years, and has been playing organized basketball since 1st grade. With her strong leadership skills, she plans to pass along advice about specific plays, knowing what they are and how to execute them when on the court; this is key as they try to make it to States for the second time in three years. Hannah’s favorite memory so far with the Wakefield Basketball team is “sophomore year when we went to States… can’t really top that experience.”
Lauryn Freeman has played Varsity all 4 years. She started playing organized basketball in second grade because her dad got her into it. She plans to bring a strong presence in the post with lots of rebounds on offense and defense to help control the flow of the game in key moments. Her favorite memory so far is the same as Hannah; “it was the first time Wakefield went to States for Girls Basketball.”
Rebekah Nance is also a senior, and has been playing basketball since 8th grade. “I started playing to beat my dad.” She has yet to beat him, but with her hard work mentality, maybe by the end of the season she will beat him. She plans to push herself and others to do their best on the court. Rebekah’s favorite memory was with the JV team last year and how close they were; “we did everything as a team.”
Senior Kaylah Gillums has been playing basketball since freshmen year, and tried out because she wanted to try something new. She is very level headed, which is very important for all athletes because not every day is going to be their best day. Her favorite memory was in 2017 with her JV team when “we beat Falls Church by 10 after losing to them by a buzzer beater earlier in the season.”
This year’s Girls Varsity team would love to see everyone at their home games. Here are the big games of the year:
W-L Double Header- WEDNESDAY DEC. 5th
FALLS CHURCH- THURSDAY DEC. 20th
EDISON- TUESDAY JAN. 15th
SENIOR NIGHT- TUESDAY JAN. 22nd
Why wait? Come out and support our ladies as the take on W.T. Woodson at home today at 7:30pm!