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Girls Basketball Highlights

Girls Basketball Takes Off!
Girls Basketball Highlights

The 2023–2024 winter sports season at Justice High School ended with a terrific season for the Girls Varsity Basket­ball team. The Lady Wolves expe­ri­enced a flurry of ups and downs through­out their season. The hard work, deter­mi­na­tion, and will­ing­ness to bend, not break, has led the Wolves to a season with a winning record. At the end of the season, they won 54% of their games with 13 wins and 11 losses. The team began the season play­ing above .500 basket­ball, which means they were winning more than half of their games. Through­out their season, the team saw astound­ing improve­ments and progress with their dedi­ca­tion to the sport. The Lady Wolves are look­ing forward to taking home the cham­pi­onship in the district tournament.

The Girl’s Varsity Basket­ball team has strong grounds to make an argu­ment for being the most hard-work­ing team here at Justice. They are also very trans­par­ent with each other and their coach. They know what they’re doing when it comes to play­ing qual­ity basketball.

“They are giving feed­back as to what is going wrong, or what is left, versus me telling them all the time. They are giving the feed­back from those who played a lot and those who don’t play a lot. They get a chance to see the game, they are giving their team­mates feed­back to what is going good [versus] what is going bad,” states Girls Varsity Basket­ball Coach Barbara Burgess.

Despite facing adver­sity with some extremely tough losses, these losses led to learn­ing moments and inspired the team to reflect on what they could do better. Later in the season, they lost 32–30 in a nail-biting battle against Thomas Jeffer­son High School of Science and Tech­nol­ogy. But, they had more great victo­ries includ­ing a blowout win over Unity Reed High School with the score of 75–7. They also won some terrific games against Mount Vernon High School with the score of 46–44 and Annan­dale High School with the score of 51–41.

The team’s chem­istry has been a crucial factor in their success. With their bond, they have been a force to be reck­oned with on the court. Although the team is young, they are in line to become a great team in the future since they are only losing three seniors this year, Makeda Endalka­chew, Alexia Varfis, and Halima Hajhas­san. Next year they hope to pick up what this year’s team put down and continue to dominate.

Look­ing past the statis­tics and the on-court skills, the Justice Girls Varsity Basket­ball team looks to leave its mark on our school history and to create memo­ries for years to come. Through­out  this season’s many ups and downs, the team’s passion and deter­mi­na­tion toward the game of basket­ball have prevailed and Justice wishes them good luck in the future.

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Brody Schrecker
Brody Schrecker, Staff Writer
Brody Schrecker is a journalist with Justice's The Verdict. This is his first year at Justice and his first year as a journalist. Brody wanted to join The Verdict so he could have fun while also being able to provide useful information to as many people as he could. Brody plays many sports such as football, basketball, and baseball. He loves his dog and two cats and cares for them everyday. Brody is always being devious and making sure he never goes a day without crackin' a joke or two. In his free time, he plays video games with friends and is on social media maybe a little to much for his own good.

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