Preseason conditions skills and friendships
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Whistles blowing, balls bouncing and girls yelling plays. It’s girls’ basketball preseason and the team is gearing up for the Nov. 4 season start. With something happening almost every day of the week, from weight training to open gym, the girls say there is no time wasted during this warm-up to the real deal.
“During the pre-season, the varsity girls do a great job of welcoming new players to our program and teaching them drills or just giving words of encouragement. During the season or practices, players are constantly cheering for each other. The bench during games is always as loud as it can be,” Coach Rogala said. “On the court the girls are always giving high fives or telling each other to shake it off when they make a mistake or screaming at the top of their lungs when they make a three-pointer.”
The players not only connect on the court, but they say they have forged friendships that go beyond playing ball.
“Some of the people I play with year-round are now either one of my best friends or one of my really good friends,” Babagbemi said.
The season will start Monday, Nov. 4 at 3:15 p.m. in the main gym and the team is always looking for new players.