Winfield’s varsity girls basketball threw down with Orchard Farm on Feb. 11, and though their opponents eventually took the day 47-34, the Warriors stayed in it and fought the whole time.
Coach Tim Smith said a big factor in the end result of that game was a lack of accuracy from the three-point line.
“With our lack of size, we need to hit a few outside shots to give us a chance. In the game at Orchard Farm, we only hit one three-point shot,” Smith said.
Over the course of the season, Smith said the team has demonstrated good growth, progressing “about as well as I could hope.”
“If the commitment level over this offseason keeps progressing like it seems it will, the program should continue to grow,” Smith said.
The girls will be rolling into districts before too long, and it will be a tough bit of competition, Smith said. The Hermann Lady Bearcats especially will be a bit of a mountain to climb.
“Hermann has five juniors and five seniors,” Smith said. “Their leading scorer is one of the best players in the state, and is a 6’1” scorer. It will be a challenge to stay close versus a team poised to make a deep run.” Smith noted the Winfield girls’ determination, though, saying that all of his players have impressed him throughout the season.
“This team does not quit,” Smith said. “Every player has shown great character, and someone new seems to lead us in scoring each night.”