Lady Bears losing streak ended

Angel Garcia, Section Editor

Obtaining a win at the season opener on Dec. 5 against rival Omaha South (46-35) ended the varsity girls basketball team’s 21-game losing streak.

The team credits their team-centered attitude for the win.

“We needed to take accountability, be more positive and see that it is more of a 32-minute game, not a two second game,” senior Jailaiyah Rouse said. “If we make a mistake, we need to learn from that.”

Mistakes were made and lessons were learned the next night in their game against Millard South. The girls fell 8-87.

“We fell off with lack of communication,” junior Tri’Nique Sherrod said. “Our defense over rotated our zones. We basically just let them get into our heads.”

However, the girls have taken the loss in stride and are keeping their heads up and are focused on getting better as a team, not just as individuals.

“It’s more of what can we do to help you get better,” Sherrod said. “We all say we’re as weak as our weakest player on the court.”

And while they are 1-1, the girls are showing improvement on the court in general with 40 more points on the board already this season compared to this time last year.

The team will face off against the undefeated Fremont tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the Bear Cave.

The Tigers are 3-0, winning against Bellevue West and Omaha Benson by over 35 points each. They also beat Westside in a closer game (50-43) on Dec. 7.

“I feel like we’ve been practicing hard to prepare for it [Saturday],” junior Katalina King said. We need to continue “working on working together.”