Girls’ basketball prepares for bounceback season

Elana Renbaum

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Junior Leah Assaker prepares to take a free throw in a game last season. As a sophomore last year, she was the team’s leading scorer.

Going into the 2019-2020 season, coach Jason Campbell has high hopes for the girls’ varsity basketball team. Last year, the team lost in the second round of playoffs and lost a handful of seniors. This year, Campbell expects two juniors to have a large impact in carrying the team.

“Leah Assaker had a great year last year, she made first team division, so she is expected to have a big year. Also, I think that Nyomi Fox is going to be a great contributor for the team this year,” Campbell said.

As a sophomore, Assaker was the team’s leading scorer and is expected to have an even more impressive season as a junior.

Another star player that Campbell expects to shine through is senior Sophia Sarnowski. Sarnowski has made the varsity squad since her freshman year, and her team easily awarded her the title of senior captain.

“Sarnowski played a big role for us last year, she is certainly going to pick it up as well,” Campbell said.
The shot killing combo of Assaker and Sarnowski should aid the Wildcats’ playoff quest.

For the season, Campbell is optimistic about the team. His expectations for the girls is to always be competitive and put their best game forward.

“Our goal is to always have a winning season and to go into playoffs better than we are right now,” Campbell said.