BMHS PrideTime Reporter Jescie Holmes
On February 2nd, 2018, the Brien McMahon girls basketball team beat New Canaan by a score of 38-31. Prior to this game, they beat Trinity Catholic girls basketball team 41-29. With the win both against Trinity and New Canaan, collecting their 3rd and 4th win of the season, the lady Senators have accomplished the highest season win total since 2010.
After winning the New Canaan game, many of the girls and people in the stands were excited, especially the seniors. “I’m just so glad we reached our first goal. I know the girls and I can continue playing well and coming out with the win,” says Kassandra Scott (‘18). Most of the players on the team were so excited, but definitely were ready to go above and beyond.
The Seniors on the team were overwhelmed about making history, especially because it was their senior year so they felt it made a huge difference by improving the girls basketball program overall.
“I feel like it’s an accomplishment and a success for us on the team. Everyone doesn’t pay much attention to girls basketball so for us to know that we accomplished something makes us proud even if the others don’t notice. We had a goal and this year we worked hard to get where we are right now. The season isn’t over so there will be more wins and goals ahead of us,” says Tiffany Scott (18’).
The Lady Senators just took big loss against hometown rivalry Norwalk High, but they are currently still focusing on working towards their goals.
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A lot of the girls on the basketball team all agree that they can exceed over just four wins and with just five games left, the girls are confident that they can really make history and proceed to states. “I think it’s sad that all we have to do to make history is have 4 wins. But it’s great to be apart of the team that has accomplished that. What is even better is that we still have 5 more games left in the season and I know we can keep improving to make even more history for McMahon girls basketball,” said Stephane Skidmore (‘20).
Hearing from one of the captains, Tatiana Arias (‘18), “I think it's a great step towards the future of the program. McMahon basketball can only improve from here and it started with us.” There is a whole lot of hope within this team and should be seeing many great things to come within the games ahead.