On January 3rd, the Lady Wolves were officially done with their preseason. The girls have been very successful in their preseason games and they are predicted to be even more outstanding in their league games. The teams in their league include Tumwater High School, Centralia High School, Aberdeen High School, W.F. West High School, and Rochester High School. The Wolves will go into their season as a huge threat and a strong 9-1 preseason record.
Over Winter break, The Lady Wolves ended their preseason just as strong as they started it with a win against the Ringwood Hawks, an Australian club team. The Wolves got the win versus the Hawks with a score of 68-42. For the Wolves, the leading scorers were senior co-captains Emma Duff and Taylor Patti. Duff scored 21 points and Patti scored 16. In addition, junior guard, Lindsey Nurmi led the team with 5 assists. After the game, the Wolves players and parents showed great sportsmanship by organizing a potluck to welcome the Australian team. The girls got to know each other and talked about their different cultural backgrounds. Before they hit the road again, The Hawks were hosted by some of the Wolves players for a night. Rachel LaBelle, a starting senior, stated that playing an Australian team is always “a great experience no matter what the outcome of the score ends up being” and that hosting the team is “very cool…we get to learn about their lives back at home and that’s really exciting.”
On January 5th, the Wolves had their first season game against Aberdeen High School. The Lady Wolves played at home and defeated Aberdeen 72-7, while holding them to only one point the second half. Leading scorers included Western Washington University commit, Emma Duff, with 17 points, and starting sophomore, Maisy Williams with 13 points. Rachel LaBelle explained that playing Aberdeen was a “great opportunity for the team to work on new things and improve different skills before going further into the season. It builds [the team’s] confidence before playing other teams.” The girls definitely started their season opener with a large student section and lots of intensity. Varsity player, Meghan Reichert, believes that the rest of the season will be filled with “a lot of energy and heart.”
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PC: Bri Manikhoth
By Bri Manikhoth