The Wirt County High School girls’ basketball team has worked very hard these past few weeks getting ready for the new season to come. Looking back at previous years, the Lady Tigers have decreased in the amount of players, but have many new faces. With only 1 senior, 5 juniors, 2 sophomores, and 3 freshmen the substitutions are limited. The girls have already played a handful of competitive teams. Although the Lady Tigers’ season has started off with no wins, the girls happen to see a victorious future.
“As being one of the captains, I can see that we are playing as a team more and getting better as we go on. I see a lot of chemistry in this team and I think the underclassmen will get a lot of experience. This year will be very beneficial for everyone.” – Junior Cori Hughes
Caitlin Cottrell, Cori Hughes, and Sarah Cunningham are the three captains leading the team this year. They have all played for the Lady Tigers since they moved up to the high school. The girls have many leadership skills that are benefiting the team. The team is anxious to see the turnout of this years’ season considering the chemistry and leadership involved.
“I feel that towards the end of the year the team will keep improving. If we go in and play our game and have fun, then we will be unstoppable. I believe that we have the potential to advance far this year when it comes to tournament play.” – Senior Amanda Isenhart
The coaching has also made a positive impact on the team this year. With Mike Hughes and Mike Brown taking on the assistant coaching roles, alongside Jessica Theys, the team seems to have adjusted well. Theys has been with the Lady Tigers for two seasons now and has fully adapted to the higher level of competitiveness.
The Lady Tigers are constantly striving to make this season victorious. With the communication and effort the team is hoping to turn their record around.