The Harrison girls basketball team looks toward a new season this week, as it played its first game on Tuesday, November 1 against Attica.
The Raiders destroyed Attica in a 69-35 win with Sydney Jacobsen leading the scoring with 17 points, while Olivia Stansbury was close behind with five three-pointers for 15 points.
With this great start, the Raiders hope to make improvements all around in the team.
“Our team goals this year are to win the J&C tournament, have a winning record, and have a successful post-season,” said senior Riley Meyer.
The team is also playing with a new coach this year that can help them get to that winning season.
Coach Amie Anthrop has her eyes on a strong season and to get far in the J&C tournament or maybe even win a championship.
“I think the biggest goal is try to improve every single day,” Anthrop said. “If we can accomplish this, then other things will be in our grasp.”
Some key players to this year's girls team will be Jacobsen, Meyer, and Stansbury.
Jacobsen plays varsity basketball despite being only a freshman and majorly contributed to the team's win on Tuesday.
“It’s tough being a freshman on varsity,” Jacobsen said. “I definitely have to compete for my spot. The girls are very nice and welcoming to me. I have had a great time on the team so far.”
The girls team this year looks to be a great improvement since last year with stronger work ethic and better team chemistry.
“Our work ethic is much higher, we are much more motivated, and our potential is much higher,” said Meyer. “We have more confidence and a better mentality than we have had in previous years.”
The team chemistry has been outstanding with this team, as they are all close friends.
With such strong team chemistry the team should could propel themselves to a winning season and get far in the J&C tournament.