Girls basketball ends with winning season


Luke Cristantiello

Running towards the hoop, eighth grade forward, Ashley Forkey, attempts a shot after an excellent snag in their game against Watkins. They won this game 34-9.

The girls’ basketball team headed to the playoff, ending the season with 7-10 record.

“We had fun and worked hard,” Anika Kinnear, center post and captain, said.

On their first game, the team won against Independence 20-13.

“This game was definitely a picker-upper. It set the mood for a winning season,” Christine Gilbert, coach, said.
They proceeded with confidence into their next game against Jupiter, but lost 34-42. They also faced some hardships in their game against Duncan, which they lost 30-31.

“We were nervous for the game against Jupiter, but we still went in really aggressive,” Se’Maj Griffin, guard, said.

They bumped back indeed as they massacred Watkins 34-9, and Conservatory 45-7. Their winning streak continued as they beat Independence again 32-17.

“We went in confident for the Conservatory game, and we had better passes,” Griffin said.

Breaking their streak, they lost to Jupiter 27-36. But the regained momentum when they beat Watkins 40-13.
“Watkins was really aggressive which made us work harder and it paid off,” Griffin said.

The team conquered another obstacle and beat Duncan 26-20.
“It was stressful, as it was a must win to make the playoff. The girls fought hard and we didn’t know the outcome until the last minute,” Gilbert said.
They ended the season with a game against Conservatory, winning 43-2. In the end, they qualified for the playoff. They played against JFK Middle and won 26-10

Gilbert said, “It’s anyone’s game when you have players that play with heart and don’t ever give up,”