By Rana Eser,
As the final few seconds ticked away on the clock and the chants of the cheerleaders singing “devil power” filled the gym, Junior Kira Prieditis went for one last basket. The ball swished through the net just in time with the buzzer, making the final score 69 to 28, a win for the devils. Jan 8 was the Davis High women’s varsity basketball teams’ first game of the season.
The devils started off strong and stayed ahead the whole game. But the win wasn’t anything new for the team, which has been winning games in preseason and now has a record of 15 and 3.
“Actually I think we are having a really excellent season, we’ve only had preseason before but we’ve been very successful,” sophomore Emma Stenz said.
According to team captain Tori Powell, it’s the best start the women’s basketball team has gotten to in 30 years.
The women started the game off strong and stayed ahead all four quarters. At halftime they were leading by 27 points and they ended with a 41 point lead. To Powell, it was a triumph the whole team could share.
“It was a really good victory because the whole team helped, it wasn’t just like the starting five, it was the whole team victory, so I think it’s good measure for how our league is going to go,” Powell said.
Powell was happy to see all her teammates get off the bench and have a chance to play.
“Just any time some of them were scoring, it’s great for them because it gives them a chance to get that feeling and score in front of a good home crowd,” Powell said.
Stenz was also satisfied with how her team played that night.
“I thought our team worked really well, we were able to run our offense and push the ball up the court really well, we executed our offense really well, our shooting was really on tonight, our shots were falling and I thought we rebounded excellently,” Stenz said. “The only thing we need to work on is improving our offense.”
Powell also felt they could improve in some areas, claiming they had a lot of turnovers and that was something they could work on fixing.
“But of course I’m proud it was a good win,” Powell said. “We have a really young team but really talented so it’s a really good start.”
The win was a strong start to the season, and the girls look forward to what’s ahead.
“We’re expecting to do very well during the season and were looking forward to maybe even making playoffs,” Stenz said. “We can’t go anywhere but uphill.”