Lady Bruins

The Girls’ Basketball Teams’ Road To Victory


Steve Earley

Source: The Virginia Pilot, Steve Earley

Imoni Gainey, Journalism

    Number three in the division up from number five after beating Highland Springs leading the Lady Bruins to have nine wins and zero losses. The Lady Bruins are more than just a team, they are a family.

   “My team and all the positivity on the court with them is what really motivates me during our games,” said Mamie Mathis, freshman on the Junior Varsity (jv) team.  “ Winning motivates me,” said sophomore MaKyra Bracey, on the Varsity team.

   “I try to keep a positive mind set and go into every game confident that my team and I can get the job done,” said freshman, Morgan Williams, on the Varsity team. “Trying to do my best even when I make mistakes and to brush it off causes everyone makes mistakes,” said sophomore, Audrey Nance, on the JV team.   

     Tryouts are very intense but everyone comes out for different reasons. “I’ve been playing basketball for a long time and I love to sport,” said Mathis. Some players were recruited. “Coach Jones told me to come out and see if I like it and I did so I wanted to get better,” said Nance.

     In basketball, there are always five players on the court with five different positions. “I play small forward and power forward.” said Mathis. Every player depends on the other to do their job on the court. “I play center,” said junior Ashante Jones, Jv team. Very few players can play multiple positions. “I can play any position, however, my main position is small forward,”  Bracey said.

    Some basketball players have been playing their whole lives. “I’ve been playing basketball since I was eight years old,” said Williams. On the other hand some basketball players started a couple years ago. “I started to like this sport five years ago,” said Mathis.

   Come out and see the Lady Bruins Thursday, January 23rd against Great Bridge at Western Branch Highschool.