Varsity Girls Basketball Prepare For Upcoming Season

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The fall league has ended and the Varsity Girls Basketball team is getting ready to tackle the upcoming season, which starts on Nov. 8. It will be at home game against the El Paso High Golden Panthers. Many open gyms, workouts, and practices have occurred in order for the team to strengthen and build their individual skills, as well as their bond.

The first official practice was Oct. 23. Many drills and plays were practiced, and team building was a main focus. Hands were rusty, but the team started to flow and structure their skills once they got their feet on the court. A scrimmage before the start of the season will take place Nov. 6 at Eastwood.

“I was prepared to feel a little sluggish at the first practice,” senior guard Arianna Aragon said. “Once we started practicing as a team, everything slowly fell into place.”

As manager, senior Jessika Santiago holds a sense of responsibility for the team. She is there to guide at practices, meetings, and games to serve as guidance for difficult teams. The team has an outside source who can help them without any biases. 

“I become especially cautious at the start of a new season,” Santiago said. “I want to make sure that team goes in to that first feeling ready and stronger than ever.” 

This is the last year of high school basketball for senior players. Senior wing Madison Cuevas has a bittersweet feeling that wasn’t present in the past years of her basketball career. She is ready to leave a mark on the court and have the strongest team-building experience yet. 

“It’s hard to believe that it’s really my last year,” Cuevas said. “It’s my last chance and I’m going to give it all I got for me and my team.”