Girls’ Basketball Learns From Challenging Season

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Junior Kenzie Hurlbert looks for an open teammate during a game earlier in the season.

Taylor Wiser, staff member

After losing eight seniors, the inexperienced Dusters knew that they were going to have a challenging
season. With four seniors, four juniors, two sophomores, and six freshmen, the teams’ numbers gave
underclassmen a good opportunity to compete.
“Even though we had struggles as a team at the end we just accepted it and got through our tough season as a team. We eventually realized that we had to work together so we could have some fun,” said freshman Brooklyn Berney.
The team struggled early, winning one of the first thirteen games. The midseason highlight included winning three of four games.
Unfortunately, the team ended their season with five losses.
Even though the team faced many challenges, they leaned to lean on each other for support.
“I think my teammates got me through this season because we would lean on each other during tough games and practices and we all had a close bond!” said junior Kenzie Hurlbert.
Even with the tough times, came fun times.
“When Mallory had her jersey inside out and she didn’t notice until she was told by Coach before she went into the game that it was the wrong way,” said junior Jirsie Klein.
Post-season honors included: Jirsie Klein and Taylor Wiser – AllConference and All-State Honorable
Mention.