by Reagan Yates ’19
Sherwood’s girls varsity basketball has experienced some difficulty establishing itself as a dominant team in recent years (with one winning record in the last three seasons). And, after a challenging losing record of 8-15 last year, the varsity team is looking to improve their record and the stature of their program for the 2018-2019 season.
After graduating five seniors last year, the team still starts this season with seven returning players. Of the seven returnees, three are trained, experienced seniors. “We have a number of returning players who played significant minutes last year,” said Coach Tim Hobbs.
The Warriors have a 20-game schedule this regular season against a number of talented programs. “Most of our games are pretty even, but there a few difficult teams like Paint Branch and Poolesville. It’s a really fun and competitive schedule,” said senior Caroline Bidwick.
The Warriors will be working hard starting November 15, the first day of tryouts, to create a solid team and figure out how to work together with the handful of new players that will be joining the group. “Having experienced players who can help with the transition of their new teammates will be extremely beneficial,” explained Hobbs.
The 2018 season opens at home against Rockville on December 6 at 7:15 p.m. Make sure to come out and support girls varsity basketball as they fight for a winning season and to make a name for themselves throughout the county.