On Feb. 8, the Lamar girls varsity basketball team played their last game of the season against Sam Houston at 6 p.m.
The team ended the season with an overall record of 3-19. The girls were 6th place in district and had a league record of 2-6. They lost their final game at Sam Houston.
“The season started kind of rough, but we were a young team so I think we had a long developmental way to go,” varsity player Ellie Rather said.
The Sam Houston Texans varsity girls basketball team placed 5th place in district with an overall record of 5-15. The Lamar girls played seven tournaments during the season.The first tournament took place in Abilene and the second was in Fort Worth. The team lost both tournaments with a final score of 48-37 (Abilene) and 46-32 (Fort Worth). The varsity captain gave some advice to the ones thinking about playing basketball.
“Stay consistent, work hard, don’t give up, don’t get frustrated, and just keep going,” captain Treasure Presley said.
Girls varsity basketball coach Errin Levels encourages future basketball players to try out next year. Levels has been patient with the girls and really focused on their individual growth and improvements. She has given them individual goals and helped the girls learn how to track their progress.
“Do something outside of school to prepare for high school basketball,” Levels said. “Be prepared to work hard every day and always have a winning attitude.”