Girls basketball off to slow start

Christina Liu , Staff Writer

With the Diamond Bar High School girls basketball team 0-3 in league, the team is intensely working on ball handling and shooting.

The Lady Brahmas dropped their first three league games of the year in the season, losing 35-21 against the Bonita Bearcats and 64-25 against the Glendora Tartans, the strongest team in the league, and 60-31 against Ayala. The team’s overall record this season is 5-13.

“They are a very formidable team,” head coach Tony McCabe said about Glendora. “They will be the toughest team we play all year.”

Although the Lady Brahmas lost against Bonita, the girls were able to keep the Bearcats well under their total average points per game. McCabe points out that the team’s ability to adjust to the opposing team’s size and speed has been one of the team’s strong points.

“Even if we lose, we have to keep staying there and then step up again,” McCabe said. “That’s what this team has continually done.”

The team experienced setbacks as players were out with injuries along with possible starter junior Kayla Hunt who had been out with a broken wrist.

“As a whole, our team struggles with scoring [but] our defense has been outstanding,” McCabe said.

At the beginning of the season, communication was one of the weak points for the team, holding them back on defense. But over the course of the season, the Lady Brahmas have worked on improving their efforts.

“It’s essential in the defense that we have communication,” senior Sabrina McNally said. “So now we’ve gotten better at communicating, our defense has less holes.”

McCabe said that the team needs to improve on the offensive end as the team is still young at the guard position. However, the team is expected to be stronger as volleyball players begin to come together with the team.

“In reality, we don’t care if we win or lose, we want to keep improving and be ready for the next round and then [we] will get what [we] deserve,” McCabe said.