The Red Ledger

Girls basketball seeks to build on first win

Girls+basketball+practices+in+the+gym+in+preparation+for+the+upcoming+matchup.
Back to Article
Back to Article

Girls basketball seeks to build on first win

Girls basketball practices in the gym in preparation for the upcoming matchup.

Girls basketball practices in the gym in preparation for the upcoming matchup.

Shae Daugherty

Girls basketball practices in the gym in preparation for the upcoming matchup.

Shae Daugherty

Shae Daugherty

Girls basketball practices in the gym in preparation for the upcoming matchup.

Drew Doig, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






After a decisive 79-11 victory over South Garland to begin the season, the girls basketball team (1-0) will travel to Frisco to take on Wakeland (0-0) tonight at 7 p.m. The contest will mark the Leopards’ first road game of the year as well as Wakeland’s first game of the regular season.

“Wakeland always has a competitive and athletic team, and we are expecting a much tougher test than we had in our first game,” head coach Lance Boxell said. “We know we will need to have good focus and be able to execute on both ends of the floor to have a chance to win.”

The Leopards beat Wakeland last year, 59-30, and will look to replicate that success again tonight.

“In practice this week we have been preparing for Wakeland by altering our defense and working on more plays,” senior Ireland Miller said.

As the team enters this season with a relatively young team, Boxell said these early non-district games will help them for future tests in district play.

“We have four returning varsity players from last year’s team as well as a very talented group of players that played on our JV Black team that were co-district champs,” Boxell said. “I am confident that we have the pieces we need to have a successful season.”

Boxell said he was pleased with last week’s victory to open up the season.

“South Garland was a good opponent for us to open up with considering most of our players were playing in their first varsity game, and I think we gained a lot of confidence as individuals and as a team,” Boxell said.

After the game against Wakeland, the team will host Creekview High School on Monday, Nov. 12.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About the Writer
Drew Doig, Staff Writer

Entering his fourth and final year on The Red Ledger staff, senior Drew Doig will continue to be a sports writer. Drew, or “Doig” as he’s more commonly...

Leave a Comment

The Red Ledger values the opinion of its readers and encourages them to discuss its content. All comments are subject to approval by The Red Ledger staff. The Red Ledger does not allow anonymous comments and requires a valid email address. The email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments. Comments are reviewed as often as possible. Comments with inappropriate content will not be published. Once submitted, comments become the property of The Red Ledger. To see our full Comment Policy, visit https://www.theredledger.net/about-us/policies/

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Girls basketball seeks to build on first win

    Featured Sports

    Leap of faith

  • Girls basketball seeks to build on first win

    Featured Sports

    Track and field to compete in Big Green Relays, home distance festival

  • Girls basketball seeks to build on first win

    Boys Soccer

    Boys soccer to face Princeton Panthers on senior night

  • Girls basketball seeks to build on first win

    Featured Sports

    Track and Field to host annual invitational

  • Girls basketball seeks to build on first win

    Boys Soccer

    Boys soccer to face Denison Yellow Jackets

  • Girls basketball seeks to build on first win

    Baseball

    Baseball aims to use upcoming Jesuit tournament to prep for district play

  • Girls basketball seeks to build on first win

    Featured Sports

    Softball looks to get back on track in double header

  • Girls basketball seeks to build on first win

    Featured Sports

    Swim and dive shatters school records at state

  • Girls basketball seeks to build on first win

    Featured Sports

    Wrestling produces first ever state champion in historic state meet

  • Girls basketball seeks to build on first win

    Boys Soccer

    Boys soccer seeks to keep position in first place

Navigate Right
The online student news source of Lovejoy High School
Girls basketball seeks to build on first win