After winning the regional championship, the girls basketball team is back for another strong season, and they’re ready to give it all they’ve got. Despite injuries during the state playoffs last year, the team is back stronger than before and is prepared to give maximum effort.
“I feel that we can be successful this year, and we just got to put in the work,” senior and varsity basketball player Heavyn Jordan said. “We’re focusing on becoming a better team. It’s all for one and one for all.”
The team trains relentlessly and vigorously to win every game, tournament and championship. They put in time, effort and commitment in everything they do. They practice every day, participate in competitions and take part in summer camps to improve their skills.
“We train off of every player’s needs,” Girls varsity Basketball Coach Appel said. “Our goal is to become the best team we can be and see how far it takes us.”
The Lady Lions won their first game 63–17 on Nov. 28 against Mesa High.
“I think we struggled in the beginning but thankfully we were able to pull through and beat them,” senior and varsity basketball player Amaya West said. “It was great being able to start with a win.”
The girls are hoping to continue their wins throughout the season and make it to the state playoffs. To view the current schedule and get team scores, go to https://www.mpsaz.org/rmhs/athletics.
Conducting an offensive play, senior and varsity basketball player Amaya West attempts to steal the ball. (Photo by Lydian Gonzalez)