Girls’ basketball strives for successful season with young talent

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Courtesy of Mak Swann

The girls' basketball team tips before their game.

Phoebe Sellke, Staff Writer

As the new winter season begins, so does a new year of BSM girls’ varsity basketball. The team is led by two captains: seniors Patience Williams and Mak Swann, all of whom are excited to get the season rolling.

The preparation for this year has not changed much compared to last year and the team expects nothing less than a winning record. The girls started prepping for this season over the summer by participating in workouts and practices, all of which helped them get to the level that they are now. At the level this team is, they believe they can not only make their way through sections, but to state. “We’re playing really well. After working hard in the offseason were prepared to go far,” senior captain Mak Swann said.

Coming into the 2019-2020 season, the team hopes to have a successful year. One of the reasons for that is some of the goals that players have set for themselves and the team. Goals help the players mentally prepare for the season and get into the right state of mind in order to compete at the highest level. The girls believe that when they follow their goals they will be able to accomplish anything. “We will be able to do anything if we stick to our goals,” Williams said. 

The team this year only holds two seniors––Mak Swann and Patience Williams. Besides that, the team is made up of underclassmen. “Our team is pretty young, so as long as we put the work in we will be very successful,” Williams said.

Our team is pretty young, so as long as we put the work in we will be very successful.”

— Patience Williams

The girls have a new coach leading them this year. Captain Mak Swann’s dad Michael Swann. “I’m super excited to have my dad has my coach. He’s been coaching me my whole life, so I’m glad to continue it,” Swann said.