Starting the season with a strong group of athletes, the Middle School girls A basketball team walked onto the court each game with confidence and determination. Coach Bailey along with Assistant coach Peter Burdge were extremely happy with the girls’ success this season. “It was like watching you put on a clinic on how to play basketball,” said Coach Bailey.
The team finished their winning season with a 10-1 record. They lost only one hard fought game against Foote School. The girls performances were impressive and the team displayed sportsmanship in each game no matter how upset they were about the score or an unfair call.
Eighth-grader point guard and three year veteran Jordan DiMauro scored an average of 12 points per game. “This has been one of the most successful seasons I’ve had being on this team. I’m really proud of how we did,” said DiMauro. Eighth-grader center and two year veteran, Alex Arnold also was enthusiastic about the season. “I really think that our team grew as not only teammates but friends and we had a lot of fun times.”
Assistant coach, Peter Burdge had never coached girls basketball until this year. “I thought the season was basically perfect, the way they played and competed, and the focus that they showed during practice was amazing,” said Coach Burdge.
Overall, the team was very successful, and the coaches and returning players are confident for next season. Upper-prep, forward, Lia Arnold is excited for next season. “I think our team will be strong and we will be successful next year,” she said.