The freshman girl’s team is starting off the season with a bang; taking home victories against both Spring Creek and Fallon, and a loss in Spanish Springs. North Valleys found out the hard way about the frosh Lady Bucks on December 14 when they lost 57-10.
The girls have a smaller team, but that's not stopping them from winning.
“I think our season has been pretty good, considering we've won the majority of our games with such a small team,” said Cassinelli. “With two of our players out for injuries and then having to play with only four on the court because of fouls and hopefully throughout the season we keep working hard and winning games.”
The girls have a few obstacles they are looking to overcome throughout the season.
“This season has been challenging. For starters we had a limited number of freshman girls try out for the team,” said coach Larry Renteria.
With little room for error, we have had to play a couple of games with only four players on the court. Through it all, the girls have shown incredible heart, pulled together as a team, and pushed on without excuse.”
The Bucks hope to be the best on the court even with a total of seven girls.
“We want to continue to play smart basketball and really challenge ourselves on playing clean effective defense. Offensively, we are focusing on the basics and working on transitions. Throughout the course of the season, we hope to become quicker and more effective on both ends of the floor,” said Renteria.
Freshman Emika Viscarra believes the season is going good so far.
“It’s good because my whole team and I get more playing time than most of the other teams just cause we have such a small group of girls on the team and for how small our team is we're pretty good,” said Viscarra.
The Buckaroos hope to keep winning games and have a winning record by the end of the season. The lady freshman team consists of Peyton Cassinelli, Alyssa Perez, Alexis Olson, Kadence Cooney, Emika Viscarra, and Kaytee Delaney.
Their next home game is January 4, against South Tahoe.