Team rebuilds confidence after loss

Junior Sierra Koenig dribbles the ball. The team lost 47-34.

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

After a tough loss against East Aurora Tuesday, the girls basketball team improved how they played when they faced Bartlett Thursday, despite a loss.

For the first quarter, Bartlett was up 14-12. In the second quarter, both teams were tied 24. The game ended with Bartlett winning  47-34.

“The first half we played well and the second half we did not play well as much as I would have liked. I don’t want to say that we didn’t play well, we just couldn’t put the ball in the basket,” head coach Kim Wallner said.

Even though the team lost, they saw this game as an improvement after losing 51-39 to East Aurora.

“This game was definitely much better (than East Aurora). We were more aggressive and stayed with the game plan. Unfortunately, we were not able to get a win,” Wallner said.

Junior Samantha Wiegele agreed that the team played better in this game.

“I think our team played with more intensity than Tuesday because we came out sloppy and not ready to play. But, today we came out with a little more effort and attitude. Before the game we were given a talk so we can have a better attitude,” Wiegele said.

The team has four games left for the regular season and are preparing for regionals.

“We only have a few games left for the conference so that is what we are trying to work on. We are hoping for a win in regionals,” Wallner said.

The next game the team faces is away against West Aurora  Tuesday.