By Colin Pruitt
This season, the Lady Braves basketball team are off to a 7-1 start- the best in school history. With four senior starters, Cecilia Bulgrin, Emily Morrison, Lily Morris, and Sophia Rizzi, the veteran-led Braves are looking unstoppable. So far the Lady Braves have picked up wins against Harvest Prep, East, Wellington, Cristo Rey, Linden, International, and Beechcroft, with one close loss against Northland.
“We’ve had the greatest start of a season that Whetstone has had in awhile, but we haven’t gotten to the important games of the season yet. I’m happy going into winter break 7-1, but at the end of the day all that matters are the games that will get us into the city championship: Northland and Centennial,” senior guard Emily Morrison stated.
As you can see, the Lady Braves are happy with their start but not content, and certainly are not done yet. “The goal for this year has always been to be city champions, but our goal for right now is not to lose another game, we already lost one and don’t plan on losing again,” sophomore guard Ava Kowalski said.
Maybe the biggest key to this year’s team success is the chemistry. The team is very close off the court which translates very well into the games. “We’re a family, not a team, we have tremendous team chemistry on and off the court,” Ava Kowalski said.
The coach of the team, Paren Fisher, always knew that the team had great potential and knew that they could have a great season if they keep on working. “We have the best point guard, and most athletic person in all of the city league with Lily Morris and Cecilia Bulgrin, I know that if we keep working we can win the city league.”
With the Lady Braves having strong senior leadership, a great Point Guard, amazing team chemistry, and fantastic determination, they’re certain to have a great season. “This season just feels like a recipe for success,” said Emily Morrison.