Girls Basketball playing through tough times

Julianna Black, Staff Writer

This year’s Lady Mustangs Basketball team is off to a great start with an outstanding group. The team has made it through the adversaries of the unprecedented times and continues to stay safe and fight for their school. Taylor Evans, one of the varsity team captains, commented that “the season started off rough with our thanksgiving tournament as we were still learning to play with each other, but as time went on we all built a strong connection not just on but also off the court with each other.” The team’s chemistry is clear to see by observing their energy when they cheer each other on the bench or on the court. They are led by varsity coach Scaduto, junior varsity coach Yarborough, and freshman Coach Burrass, who work effortlessly to draw the fullest potential out of each player. 

The teams have participated in two different tournaments so far to refine their skills and acquire experience and playing time. They dedicated some time out of their well-deserved break to participate, and with their wins, they came out of it stronger than ever. But this season is not over yet, folks, and the Lady Mustangs are far from finished. Good basketball comes when it’s played from the heart, and this team has plenty of passion and spirit to give in their love for the game. This year the team will sadly say goodbye to their seniors Summer Weathersby, Jayla Lamb, Inaray Moss, Claire Gavin, Grace Ward, and Rachel McLain who have dedicated their time and energy to the Evergreen Park Highschools Mustangs. 

Additionally, we continue to cheer on a root for the JV and freshman team who will carry on the Lady Mustangs in future years to come. When witnessing their games, both teams have players who are forces to be reckoned with. At the end of the day, all of the levels are together as a family. The varsity players set examples for the other levels and encouraged them despite the hardships. The junior varsity players aid the other levels through rough patches, and the freshmen players provide hope for the future of the team and inspire everyone to strive to reach their full potential.

Best of luck to these ladies on the rest of their season, and as always, “Go Mustangs!