Sports

JV Girls Basketball

By Aleeza Dhillon

Volume 2 Issue 3

January 14, 2022

JV Girls Basketball

Original photography by Aleeza Dhillon

Girls JV Basketball: Interview with the Team

North’s JV Girls' Basketball team kicked off the season with a bang starting mid-November. The team includes freshmen Ryann Blount, Savyon Rodriguez, Emily Lam, Angelina Villalba, sophomore Arunima Roy, and junior Jodi Zaky. Freshman Ericka Leus led this team. So far, the team has won three games out of six. This season is essential for the girls, especially since it is the first time many of them have played on a team since seventh grade. Here is what Ericka Leus has to say about the team’s progress so far:

How do you feel you have performed so far in the season?

“So far this season, I think I have performed pretty well. I haven’t played basketball since my JH season in 7th grade, so I was not expecting to do good this season.”

What is your favorite part of being on this team?

“My favorite part of being on the team is being surrounded with such funny teammates and an amazing coach. The open environment of our team is something I admire.”

What do you look forward to the most?

“I am looking forward to playing more of our league games towards the end of the season. I think we have grown as a team, and we are ready to take on more challenging opponents.”

How do you feel you have performed so far in the season?

“I would say I’m doing decent, not the best but not the worst, but I feel like I’m getting better each practice and each game.”

What is your favorite part of being on this team?

“My favorite part about being on the team is probably playing with all my friends as a team.”

What do you look forward to the most?

“I’m looking forward to getting more points in games.”

By the time of writing this article, the team has won one league game out of two. That is a fantastic start, considering how long it has been since these girls have played together. Team member Ryann Blount also has some thoughts she would like to share about how the season is going: “The team has come extremely far in improving all aspects. I have attended many of their games and noticed the growth in their ability to play as a team and their skills and technique. Not only are spectators seeing the growth, but so is captain Ericka Leus.” This is what she had to say about the team: “I think the team has done amazing so far this season. It was a rough start with our low numbers of players and having a new coach, but now that we are halfway through the season, I think we have got it down. As a team, we have gotten closer, and we are starting to work more as a team both on and off the court.”

Half the season is left for this team, and they intend to improve every second of it. No doubt they will with the help of Coach Dasher. Combined with Ericka’s strong leadership, the team is guaranteed a successful season.