By Brody Goucher Posted February 6, 2013
With only one game left after a great season, the Varsity girls look to finish the season strong with a win over Battle Mountain after beating spring creek and West Wendover.
The girls’ last game against Elko was close, they lost by just four points by giving it up in the fourth quarter. The score was 32-28 as the girls struggled to close it out. They also beat West Wendover in a blowout.
“I think with a little more practice and by not getting lazy in the fourth quarter we could have beat them [Elko],” said Jillian Albright.
The girls have had a very successful season so far and have been great both on offense knocking down their shots and finishing around the rim as well as on defense contesting shots and causing turnovers.
“Our defense is great and we play well as a team,” said coach Chelsea Mendiola.
The girls have many strengths that seem to always give them a slight edge going into a game, being able to make shots is nice, but also doing all the little things right is what wins games.
“When our coach tells us something or teaches us something new, we always find a way to put it in the game. We listen and play together as a team very well, and I think that’s what has helped us a lot this season,” said Maddie Mayo.
The girls do not have any glaring weaknesses, the only thing is the occasional mistake or lapse in focus.
“Honestly, I can’t think of any weaknesses that truly stand out to me. Everybody on our team makes mistakes, but we always keep our heads up and work harder to make up for it,” said Mayo
The girl’s last game is against West Wendover and they are looking to just stay with the plays that have been working and not try to do anything new.
“We’re most likely going to just stick with things. All of our plays and offenses are working out for us and we’re starting to perfect everything. We are definitely working hard on finishing the season with wins,” said Mayo
Overall the season has been a huge success and every player on the team has worked hard to make it great. Many of the girls will be ready to move up to varsity next year and carry on the momentum.