By: Nolan Payton
Coach, players have sights set on a successful season
NAHS basketball has been a source of pride over the years; the 2015/2016 girls team is looking to build on the Bulldog tradition.
The team opened the season November 10 facing Columbus North, falling to last year’s state champions by seven.
“This is my fifth year here this is the most talented team we’ve had,” Head Coach Tammy Geron said. “I expect some pretty big success out of this group and they have had good success over the summer. I think a good optimistic view this season is definitely more than fifteen wins.”
Players are also looking forward to a winning season.
“We should do really well this season,” senior Megan Thevenow said. “We had a good season opener and then lost to Columbus North but that should be our only loss. It will be a great season.”
However, there will be some challenges ahead.
“We play one of the toughest conference in the state,” Coach Geron said. “In the past four years our conference has been ranked number one three out of the four years. In the past five years we’ve produced three state champions.”
Focusing on the tough competition, Coach Geron has her eye on tournament play.
“I think if we can play competitive from start to the finish of the season I think we definitely could be a contender for the sectional championship,” Coach Geron said. “If we make it out of our sectional the competition wont be too much more challenging in our regional.”
Thevenow, one of the team’s starters, outlines the players’ intentions.
“The team goals are to have a winning record, win sectionals, and to earn respect,” Thevenow said. “We should win sectionals, we have some really good opponents but in the end if we keep working hard and getting better we will win. I truly believe that.”
This Friday the Bulldogs will travel to Providence to face the #1 ranked 2A Pioneers. The team will be on the road again Saturday at Corydon.