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Girls basketball competes in pre-season scrimmage

The girls went up against Olathe East and Spring Hill at home Tuesday, Nov. 28

Girls basketball played hard in a pre-season scrimmage in preparation for their game Friday, Dec. 1. They took on Olathe East and Spring Hill at home Tuesday, Nov. 28. 

Sophomore Paige Roth described her feelings about how her team played.

“I feel like we played good, especially since this is the first time our team has played together in a scrimmage,” Roth said. “I think [we’ll work on] running plays, we’ll better our defense, and making shots especially.”

Junior Gracie Kurzejeski shared similar thoughts about how the match went.

“I think we did pretty well. I think our defense was really good,” Kurzejeski said. “There’s definitely a couple of things we need to clean up, but overall, we played hard and I feel like we had really good chemistry together.”

I feel like everybody’s connecting and clicking really well together.

— Junior Gracie Kurzejeski

Junior Averie Landon explains how her team will prepare for their upcoming game.

“We’re probably going to work on making shots. In practice, we’re probably going to be finishing a lot of free throws and knocking down threes,” Landon said. “We need to get our offense working in a flow and talk a lot more on defense.”

Similarly, Roth shares how the group will get ready for future games.

“We’ll definitely work on offense. I feel like executing our offense better will help,” Roth said. “On defense, switching and talking would make us a lot more successful.”

Not only is how the team prepares for the game important, but how they work together contributes too, Roth explains.

“I feel like we have really good energy on the court, especially in practice,” Roth said. “We are starting to learn how everybody plays and it’s definitely helping us get better.”

Kurzejeski expresses how well the team is getting along.

“We have good chemistry. A lot of us have played together, so we have multiple juniors that have played together and then some freshmen and sophomores, and I feel like everybody’s connecting and clicking really well together.” Kurzejeski said.

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Madelyn Mulryan, JagWire reporter/photographer
This is sophomore Madelyn Mulryan’s first year on the JagWire staff. She is exploring all roles for newspaper but especially writing. She enjoys reading, listening to music, spending quality time with friends and binge-watching shows. Maddie is involved in Youth for Refugees, Women’s Empowerment, Model UN and Debate. She is excited to make this year of newspaper great!
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This is sophomore Eva Hernandez’s first year on the JagWire staff. This year she will be learning the roles of a writer and photographer. Eva enjoys longboarding around her neighborhood and likes to play sports like flag football, soccer and basketball and she loves to bake for her friends. Eva also enjoys watching scary movies and shopping for shoes. Eva is involved in Relay for Life and would like to join more things as the school year goes on.

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