For the entire season, the Shawano girls varsity basketball team has been playing and training toward one goal: state. The road to state has been heating up recently with the start of the regional games. On Tuesday, February 19, Shawano played Antigo in the first regional game. The team dribbled and scored their way to a victory, advancing their season.
“The team meshed well this season on and off the court. We had some great memories and were always laughing,” said sophomore Rachel Reed.
The girls fought their way into the regional semi-finals, but sadly lost to the New London girls team. Although the season did not end the way that they anticipated, the girls were still happy with the progress that they made as a team.
“We improved a lot on communication as a team this season. We were lacking that skill in the beginning, and now we have gotten a lot better,” said senior Kayla Ward.
The girls will sadly be saying goodbye to several seniors and continuing to improve in the coming years. There are still a lot of things that the team can do to play to their fullest potential, and they hope to advance their skills while still performing as a team.
“What we can do to improve is keep our eyes up while dribbling the ball so that we can see other players on the court that are open. We can also improve on our dribbling skills because sometimes whenever we start to get pressured we tend to lose the ball and throw it away quick,” shared Reed.
Everyone at Shawano is proud of the season that the team accomplished and wishes the best of luck to the seniors in all of their future endeavors.