Girls’ Basketball Preview

They currently boast a 16-4 record with no intention of slowing down.

The B-CC Girls’ Basketball team came into the season with a very young squad, only rostering one senior this year, leading many to doubt their ability to succeed. Their response? They currently boast a 16-4 record with no intention of slowing down.
At the beginning of the season, the team opened with a 48-35 win over Sherwood, starting on the right foot. With lots of momentum behind them to start the season, they have only hit a few bumps en route to an already successful season. But their ultimate goal is to be State Champs. With an early second-round exit last year, this team is not content with just a good regular season.
The team is coming off two huge wins against Clarksburg, which is ranked ninth, and Seneca Valley, which is at the top of Montgomery County 4A. They were strong wins, crushing Clarksburg 43-28 and beating Seneca Valley 47-35.
Captain Zoe Posner, who is their only senior and longest-tenured varsity player, is leading this young group through her experience and helping them go for gold in the upcoming playoffs. When asked about the leadership, Posner commented, “I think the whole team has really stepped up to fill roles that seniors and upperclassmen would usually have.” Usually, a young team is seen as a disadvantage but these girls are proving to everyone that this is not the case, beating teams who start all juniors and seniors as if it’s just another day on the job.
Another captain, Junior Riley Peterson, talks about how this group has dealt with the drastic shift from last year to this year: “We lost a lot of seniors and height from last year, but what we lack in height, we make up for in the effort we put in.” Peterson went on to mention that she took what she learned from the leaders last year and is trying to apply it to the group this year: “Obviously it’s a different team, but [the leaders] last year showed me how important good leadership is.” Peterson looked to follow in their footsteps, and with how this team is playing, she is definitely doing it well.
After losing to Whitman, Churchill, and Wootton earlier this year, these girls are looking to win the playoffs to move on to the coveted state championship.