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Women’s Basketball Preview

Things are looking up for the 2016-2017 Girls Varsity Basketball team. Under the leadership of the two seniors Natalie Bunton and Alivia Johnston, this team is ready to work.

Natalie Bunton, point guard, and Alivia Johnston, post, have been in the Westminster basketball program for all four years of high school. They both have been a huge part to each years team, and continue being determined.

Bunton had big shoes to fill last year becoming the starting point guard after Charisse Williams, who now plays in college at Lindenwood. But Bunton jumped at the challenge and worked hard in and out of season, and stepped up her junior year.

Alivia Johnston, being one of the team’s only “post player”, also had to step up and become a force on defense, while also having to be able to score in the paint.

“This season is going to be one of the best yet because we have a lot of young talent that is going to be pushed harder than they are used to,” said Johnston.

Last year, three freshmen made the varsity team. Of these, two were starters in most games. Claire Sanden, Kiley McKee, and Kristen Keys, now sophomores, will be a core part of the team.

Claire Sanden stepped up last year and stayed strong in the paint for the Wildcats’. Being a freshman and a starting Varsity Center for the team may seem daunting, but proved not to be a problem for Sanden.

“I would say it was a little intimidating going up against big senior girls but it was always fun being able to get better and work harder than them during the games,” said Sanden.

During the long winter season, days can seem really long and motivation can be scarce. But the girls varsity basketball team is ready and determined to make this season memorable.

“I’m excited to spend my last season with this group of girls! We will strive to be the best we can be and be a good competitive team,” said Bunton.

Coming off last season with a record of 3-22, the players are excited to make changes and start winning some games.

“I’m so excited to see the team gel and become close because that will be our key to success,” added Johnston.

The Varsity team is looking forward to an improved and intense season. With great senior leaders and a strong pool of young talent, this Westminster Girls Varsity team will be ready to compete in their first game on November 22nd at Marquette!

The Cats should improve greatly this year and hope to have a winning record at the end of the regular season.

Come out and support your Wildcats throughout the season!