Girls basketball defeats Bishop Ward 64-14

Lady Jags win first game of the season

Kate Ocker, JAG student life editor

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The girls basketball team won its season opener against Bishop Ward 64-14 at home on Friday, Dec. 4.

The Lady Jags only let the Cyclones score once in the first quarter and continued to hold a strong lead the entire game.

Freshman guard Presley Barton said the team’s height advantage affected the score of the game.

“We definitely had size on them and we had more experienced players,” Barton said. “We can throw to the post and get it up and we got scores.”

According to senior forward Catie Kaifes, the student section being filled with fans was advantageous in the game. Kaifes said the support was more than previous years.

“It was very exciting; we usually don’t have that many fans, Kaifes said. “It got me more hype than usual.”

This was Barton’s first game, which added anxiousness.

“I was kind of nervous, but I was ready to play. I’m excited and ready for the next game,” Barton said. “I definitely know what I need to improve on: I need to make sure I’m always in a defensive stance.”

As the only senior on the team, Kaifes said she feels confident leading the team after a victory.

“We’ll have a win under our belt and that will help motivate us to win almost every game, hopefully,” Kaifes said. “I feel pretty confident. I am excited for the next game, to take home that W.”
The Lady Jags will play the Gardner-Edgerton Trailblazers at home Tuesday, Dec. 8.

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