The girls varsity basketball team is now 12-2 on the season, 6-0 in the Wolverine North. In fact, they’ve won 19 straight games and 29 out of the last 30 games in the Wolverine North division. They clinched the title for a fourth straight time after beating Plainwell last week. This team has experience and cohesiveness, “We have eight seniors who have played in a lot of big games and know what it takes,” says head coach Tony Koshar. “We also are a very close group with players who are content filling roles as needed.”
They’ve been able to come away with the wins in the north division, but will have a tough Wolverine Conference Championship game against state-ranked Edwardsburg. They do have home-court advantage and play that contest at home on February 28th. But their schedule remains tough in the postseason. “We are also hosting a tough district so we will have to continue to play at a high level to have an opportunity to hoist some trophies,” says Koshar.
Rounding out their regular season are opponents that will help to keep them playing a high level. They meet Battle Creek Pennfield, Comstock, and Gull Lake. “Throw that in with the snow days that have cancelled a couple of games and we have a consolidated schedule down the stretch so it will be imperative that we keep the girls as rested as possible.”
Along with the success has been great growth on this team. Coach Koshar says the girls worked hard on key fundamentals and cut down the turnovers, “To the girls’ credit, they have worked hard and been very receptive to coaching and we have been able to cut down on our early season problems. This team has grown more than any in the 7 years I have coached at the varsity level.”