BY ZOE BIRGER
The girls basketball team ended its season with a 17-8 overall record. The girls lost the district championship 54-53 to Deerfield Beach High.
Coach Scott Selvidge said this season was not as successful as he’d hoped but it was a good experience.
“I had a great experience with the girls. I got to spend lots of time with them and making them better basketball players,” he said.
In the last game of the season against Deerfield Beach, senior Jessica Lazano tore her ACL during the first quarter.
“Unfortunately, in that last game one of my best players tore her ACL, which hurt us a little bit, but the girls worked hard,” Coach Selvidge said.
Lazano was heartbroken after tearing her ACL and wishes she could’ve finished the game.
“I was really excited to play in our championships game and I was so angry when I tore my ACL,” Lazano said. “The feelings I got, mentally and physically, I never want to feel again.”
Senior Lauren Aleman said she played her hardest this season and is proud of her teammates.
“This was the best season that I’ve played and I think all the other girls played well too,” she said. “I wish this year wasn’t ending so soon and I really hope that the girls next year will get really far.”
Her sister Ali Aleman, who is a junior, played alongside her sister this year and plans to play next year.
“Basketball is a sport like no other and I love playing it,” Ali said. “I hope next year I can go to the championships again, just like my sister did in her senior year.”
Coach Selvidge said he is eager to prepare for next season and wishes for a more successful season next year.
“We’ve got some work to do in the off season and we’ll begin that in the very near future in preparation for next year,” he said.