Lady Demons lose in round one of tournament


Photo by Victoria Garcia

A Lady Demon player pushes the ball away from her opponent during a home match up against Cimarron.

Airam Acosta, Sports Reporter

The girls basketball team traveled to McPherson this week to compete in the McPherson Tournament.

The girls had their first game on Jan. 24. They go into the Mid-America Classic with a record of 5-4.

The first team the girls went against were the Ulysses Tigers. The team lost 29-24 and will play once again on Jan. 25.

“I think the team has done very well. We locked down the first team defensively even though our shots didn’t fall,” Chidera Okoro, 11 sad.

The girls said they hope to win the next game they play in and will try to make their goals and block the best players each team has. They have strategies they want to use and come back stronger.

“Our goals is always to shut down their best players and shoot lights out,” said Okoro.

The team said they feel like they have done their best, but can bring out more for their next two games. As the girls improve their techniques the more confidence they will get.

“Overall I have done well but still need to improve for the next 2 games,” said Breanna Gutierrez, 10.

The Lady Demons said they feel like they have worked well together as a team and they feel comfortable with each other but they feel like there is still room for improvement.

“I believe that we worked as a team and did some good things on defense and offense definitely need to get more aggressive but that will happen we get more comfortable as a team,” Camree Johnson, 09.

The girls basketball team will continue to play on in Mid-America Classic, where they will compete once again Jan. 25 at 4:30 p.m against Wichita Southeast.