The Lady Sand Devils look like a different team than the one that stepped onto the court last November.
Last November only two Lady Sand Devils brought with them much experience when they stepped onto the court for the season’s first game.
The team’s inexperience showed on the court as well as in the win-loss column. For the first time in several years the Sand Devils arrived at the mid-season mark under the .500 mark.
But that has noticeably changed during the last three weeks. They have won their last six games, and what’s more they’re doing it with confidence.
“We were an inexperienced team at the beginning of the season,” said girls basketball head coach Ryan Whitehorse. “That’s not the case anymore. My players now have experience and they’re playing like it.”
Coach Whitehorse credits much of their recent success to an increase in personal and team confidence.
“At the beginning of the season we made the type of errors associated with inexperience and a lack of confidence. Things such as turnovers, and not attacking the basket,” said Coach Whitehorse. “We now have some players who are attackers on offense and our ball handling is greatly improved.”
With his team’s recent six-game win streak, Coach Whitehorse sees their confidence improving exponentially, which at this time of the season can only be a good thing.
“We’re just going to keep doing what we’re doing as we enter the end of the season,” said Coach Whitehorse. “We’ve improved a lot, but we can still get beat any given day by the teams we’ll be playing at the end of our schedule, but we’re certainly improving at the right time.