Lady Wolverines Starting Off Strong

Staff Writer: Brenden Foo 

Lead Story: The Lady Wolverines are starting off the season at a record of three losses and three wins. They were able to beat Etowah in the rivalry game last Tuesday (12/5/17), not ever allowing the game to get close at 55-38. The Lady W

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The Lady Wolverines putting in work in practice before their game against Etowah. Credit: Creative Commons Gathered by: Naudia Jahoda

olverines are an extremely young group as they only have two seniors anchoring the team in Bree Burnett and Ivana George. The majority of the team is juniors and sophomores and a break out freshman Kayden Montgomery. Once the girls get the team chemistry together, there won’t be a team that can stop them. 

 In Case You Missed It: The Lady Wolverines had just lost the last game on Dec, 12 losing 83-54, when they played against the Sequoyah Chiefs. Although they gave a great effort, they lost the momentum going into the second half and couldn’t close the gap. They are now 3-3, being able to beat West Forsyth and Etowah and River Ridge.  

 Wolverine of the Month: Bree Burnett is a senior who plays center for the Lady

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Bree Burnett is the starting center for the Lady Wolverines. Being one of the only seniors she has taken over as the leader of the team. Credit: Creative Commons Gathered by: Naudia Jahoda

Wolverines, and she has been doing most of the dirty work for the team. She grabs an average of 7 rebounds for the Wolverines and adds in an extra 8 points every game as well. Bree had a stupendous game against Etowah, pulling in 9 rebounds and adding in an impressive 3 blocks to the stat line as well. Being one of the two seniors on the team, she brings the leadership and the experience to the team. 

 

 Quotables: Coach Hughes, the girls head coach, states that, “Once we get down the plays and start working harder on both sides of the floor, there is no team that will beat us.” Burnett also said, “It’s hard being so young, but even with that setback I still think that we should still be able to win region”, which shows that both the coach and the players believe that this team can and will be successful. 

 Off the Court: The Girls team had just recently worked the Turkey Day 5k that was held at Woodstock High School. Some of the girls decided to run with the rest of the runners, but the other girls went in early to help set up everything up. During the race, the girls stood and handed out water and cheered on the runners as they ran the race. Once the race was over and they were handing out the medals, they were the ones who handed out the medals and congratulating the winners. Then right after the race was over they stayed to help clean up. 

 By the Numbers: The Lady Wolverines average 8 offensive rebounds a game, and an impressive number of steals averaging out at 11 per game. Having a very dominant inside presence, they also average a solid number of blocks at 5 a game. During each game, almost 35 percent of their shots are taken beyond the 3-point line, hitting about 29 percent of them. 

 Looking Ahead: The Lady Wolverines have a three-game home stand coming up, going head to head against Kell Dec. 15 and West Forsyth Dec. 16.  December 21, they have a tough game against Paulding County at home.

 

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