WLC looks for revenge against Nute
After starting their season 0-4, the WLC girls basketball team rebounded in a big way, finishing the year at 9-9. And even though the Warriors dropped their season finale, a 40-36 loss to Derryfield on Friday night, the team appears primed for the playoffs as the No. 11 seed.
WLC depends on scrappy senior Sami Bosquet, who runs the point; sophomore Ally Schwab, the number one scoring option at this point as well as a hardnosed defender, and juniors Kelsey Randlett and Rachel Graves, who patrol the paint. The Warriors recipe for success is a tough press and a high shooting percentage from inside. If the Warriors can create transition points off turnovers and convert on their inside chances, they have a great shot at beating their first-round opponent, No. 6 Nute. WLC beat Nute 58-30 in their first game this season, but lost by two in their most recent game, something that sophomore guard Tesa Simpson hasn’t forgotten.
“This is a revenge kind of game, and I’m proud to say our team is ready to take it on,” Simpson said. “It’s going to be an intense game, and I know that our team, come Tuesday, will be ready to make it to the next round, and hopefully keep moving forward. We can only keep one game in mind at a time, and Nute is a good matchup for us first round, but we need this victory. I’m ready to get that win.”
WLC travels to Nute tonight at 7 p.m.