By: Taylyn Cervantez
The Varsity girls basketball 2018-2019 season was a roller-coaster ride. This team was no different than any other when it came to tough losses and exciting wins.
They were looking forward to a new season with a couple new faces. Neysa Munguia, class of 2020, said they “were excited to be playing with a new team, with friends, we all have the same goal which is to win and make this the best season we can.” The girls were pumped to grow as individuals as well as a team.
The girls began their season with a four game tournament, coming back home 3-1. Their first official season game was November 27th. Tyya Skaggs said, “I was feeling nervous because I didn’t know how everyone was going to play together.”
This game was going to set the tone for the rest of the season, all the girls were expecting to come out with the win. The score came out to be 52-28. The girls were ready to get started.
The girls got handed their first loss but didn’t go down without a fight. On the road against Horizon, the girls showed they were not going to give up but they all also saw things they need to work on as a team. They were all devastated, but excited for the games to come, the practices, and the many more days they had to get better.
They proved this with the next four games. Crushing through their opponents, winning by at least fifteen or more. Tyya said they were “excited and ready to continue their streak.”
They couldn’t let down though because they had two important winnable games coming up. Both games were on the road, Williams Field and Verrado. Williams Field was a game the girls fought for and played an amazing game despite some issues. One poor choice cost the game for them, the girls were devastated.
They couldn’t dwell for long, they needed to pick themselves up and get ready for Verrado. The same game situation, they had the win in their hands and a poor choice cost them to give up a buzzer beater in over time.
No one was ready to give up though. The girls had a tournament over the winter break which gave them practice. The next game no one could have predicted, a game against Willow Canyon which the girls ended with a win, but two players were kicked out and benched for the next game which was with very talented Millennium. The girls hit a rough patch after that, but never gave up and made it to where they expected.
The girls ended their season with their heads held high, making it into the playoffs. Their home record 6-4, their away record 3-6. The team is losing three seniors, one captain being a junior and another being a senior. “I feel like even though we lost our seniors, [next season] we are still gonna set our bar and push to accomplish it,” Tyya said.
Make sure you go out and support your Lady Owls basketball team next season.