With the basketball season quickly approaching, the Hollywood High School’s Girls Basketball team is more excited than ever to get back on the court.
After losing in the playoffs last year, the girls basketball team is in higher hopes this season with the aid of a more apt team. They are working very hard to try and get that league title, previously taken by Belmont in a close game in which Hollywood lost by less than five points.
Girls Varsity Coach Lou Herron has been putting the girls to work in the hopes that they will be able to go far this season. Herron said, “I think we’re doing okay. We’re on the road to being a good team. We’re trying to find our identity.”
Herron said he expects the team to make the playoffs. “Yes, we plan to go all the way this year. We want to go more deep into the playoffs,” he said. “The freshman, now sophomores, have gotten their feet wet. Last season we were 18 – 8. We want to become better. We also have four new players on varsity and three new team captains, Ingrid Barrera, Ashley Ramirez, and Diana Lopez. ”
Herron and the team are looking forward to playing Belmont this season, since it is predicted that Belmont will take lead this year.
In spite of the recent loss of their previous senior captains, the team remains optimistic with the arrival of new ones for this upcoming season. First time captains, Diana Lopez SAS 12th grader, and Ashley Ramirez, SAS 11th grader , had some things to say.
“I expect us to win league to win league,” Lopez said. “We got over confident and cocky last season. We only lost two seniors last year, so our team still has experience, and we’re hoping that with an experienced team we’ll make it all the way,”
“Well, it’s different having that position on the team,” said Ramirez. “ I’m honored that our coach has thought to give me the position as one of the captains. It keeps me motivated to try to get back on track and not give up on my team mates. They are like family to me.”
With captains and a coach like this, varsity is sure to make it into the playoffs.