After losing some big players from the following year, the women’s basketball team is hopes to improve and meet its goal of a Conference championship and a shot at Districts.
“Last year, we made the biggest upset in the Visitation Christmas Tournament’s history, and we still get no respect. This year we beat Nerinx Hall and still get no respect,” said sophomore Leah Brand.
“Kirkwood is our big rival,” said head coach Patti Perkins.
The team is 10-5 so far.
“I think that now that we are in the middle of the season with a lot of games coming up that we will be able to really get a hold of things and go on some runs,” said senior Jordan Thompson.
Thompson also is in the run for highest point total in school history. Currently, she is in fourth place overall with 1,326 (as of Jan. 19) and is predicted to reach second by the end of the season.
The first place record is 1,837 by Elizabeth Spurgin (Class of 1992) and the second place record is 1,446 by Anne Westhoff (Class of 2000).
“It’s exciting for her. She is a tough player, and I am looking forward to seeing her play at Wash U,” said Perkins.
The team is getting ready for the Webster Winter Challenge Jan. 31-Feb. 4. It will face some of the best teams around including the number four team, Ft. Zumwalt West, Rock Bridge (which is top five in the state) and St. Joseph’s Academy (which is the number one team).