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By Nick Owens – Sports Editor
The Law girls basketball team has jumped onto the trend of Law sports teams having exceptional seasons. Their record currently stands at 11-3 and they have already qualified for the SCC and state tournaments. Sports Editor Nick Owens caught up with junior basketball player Cali Jolley to discuss the team’s impressive start.
Nick Owens: The girls basketball team is 11-3 right now. What can we expect from the team the rest of the season?
Cali Jolley: For the rest of our season, you can expect to see our team continue to improve and work hard to earn home games for both the SCC and state tournament which we qualified for.
NO: You’ve been the team’s leading scorer so far this season. What else can we expect from you?
CJ: I plan to continue to work hard in practice and push myself to improve and do whatever I can to help us win games. A great thing about our though is that we could have a different scoring leader in any game which gives us an advantage offensively.
NO: You guys are coming off a win against Lyman Hall you have all the momentum in the world right now you have a big away game coming up against Sacred Heart. What’s the mindset going into the game?
CJ: Our mindset going into the Sacred Heart game is that in order to reach our seasons goals we have to never take any game lightly and always play our game whether we are losing or winning by a lot because anything can happen in these games. Also Sacred Heart is a good team that also has momentum from winning two games in a row so we have to show that we are stronger and want it more.
NO: What has been the highlight of your season so far and what are you looking forward to coming up?
CJ: So far the highlight of our season was probably beating Foran at Foran for our eighth win because it qualified us for the state tournament. Another highlight is just in general to see the determination in all of my teammates this year and how we are never ready to give up or ease up. Last year we struggled so much and it’s great to see the whole mood of our practices and games to be so much more positive and determined.
NO: Jonathan Law sports in general have had very successful fall and winter seasons. How excited are you to be a part of this resurgence?
CJ: I am very excited for the future of our school and believe that we will continue to get better as we gain confidence and as more people get involved and support our teams. Being a part of it has been great because there isn’t a much better feeling than being the underdog and just surprising people and winning when no one else thought we would. It makes the high school sports experience so much more fun and exciting.