Girl basketball season looks quite promising

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In recent years, the Burlington Wildcats have been very successful, and this year has been no different. cross country, volleyball, and football all competed at the State level.

   On track with this trend, prospects are high for the Ladycats’ basketball team. With eight seniors on varsity, the players and coaches have high hopes and expectations.

   “The senior leaders have been playing together for a while, and it should help us get to State,” said senior Kirsten Young.

   She also said that they are going to have to work hard and stay focused on want they want to achieve by the end of the season.

   Fellow senior Julia Gilman shared some problems they might have: “We don’t have a lot of height. We play a fast-paced game, which should help.”

   She believes that the team will make it to Hutchinson, Kansas, at season’s end.

   Head Coach Dave Gilman said, “We’re a little inexperienced with our subs, but they’ll gain experience as the season goes on.”

   He expects good things from the team this year and also shared his thoughts on possible competition for the season: “We always expect Wellsville and Baldwin to be tough.  There’s a new team in our league out of Royal Valley. They got third at State last year, so they might be tough.”

   The future looks bright for the Ladycats, and confidence is high.

   They are very excited to see how it will turn out by the end of the 2018-2019 basketball season.

   The future will tell, as the season kicked off in the latter part of November.

Julia Gilman shoots numerous free throws after school. (PHOTO: Topainga Hernandez)

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