On Tuesday, December 3, Gull Lake girls went on a long drive to go up against West Ottawa in Holland. Our team hadn’t played them yet, so team members said they didn’t know what to expect. The girls found out that all of Ottawa’s teams proved strong: freshman, JV and varsity.
The freshmen took the win 19-15 as their first basketball game as high schoolers. Not the highest scoring game, but they had solid defense and held off the other team from scoring.
“It was difficult, but I tried my best, and it turned out to be a victory,” freshman Rylee Hamp said.
The JV team lost 31-42, and despite the last drive to catch Ottawa at the end. The team was still learning plays and perfecting them. Team members said they will improve through the season.
Aleah Minehart and Alyssa Thompson brought on most of the points and made consistent shots.
“The game was stressful but I tried my best and feel the next game will be better,” Kayla Hampton said.
The varsity score was 31-57 and took a loss this game. Despite the loss, the team played strong defense and offense, but West Ottawa beat them to it.