Girls basketball looking to improve

Girls basketball looking to improve

Taking It to the Rim: Lauren Fussell (12) drives to the basket against Eureka.

The OHS girls basketball team is having a better than expected season, with a roster of only three seniors and two freshmen in the starting lineup. Despite a young team, the Tigers are improving as the season goes on with a record of 4-9.

“Our players are doing a better job of figuring out the system and trying to find their roles,” head coach Aaron Bosch said.

Lauren Fussell (12), who is leading the team in assists, and Alyssa Norberg (9), who is leading the team in scoring and in rebounds, have been bright spots for the Tigers this year.

“Fussell is the floor leader and she helps the team out with her experience on the court,” Bosch said.

With many players having little varsity experience, the team is improving every practice and every game. The Tigers are strong on the defensive side, allowing only 40 points per game, second in conference behind Lafayette. But one struggle this season has been scoring. The Tigers are only averaging 37.5 points per game, second to last in conference.

“We have good team chemistry and we work hard on the defensive end,” Norberg said.

The next home game is Jan. 20 against Lafayette at 7p.m.