Having a Ball on the Court

basketball season progresses as players challenge skilled district opponents

The buzzer goes off and the fourth quarter ends. The first game comes to a close, continuing an exciting season for girls basketball.

Based on pre-season stats, the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches ranked the team fourteenth in the state, out of all 5A opponents.

“I’m excited about the potential of this team,” head coach Lori McDonald said. “My main focus has always been on developing players’ skills, but most importantly, growing them as people.”

McDonald said the team already has a strong fundamental skillset, and they have the right combination of players in the starting lineup and depth coming off the bench to make a district championship a real possibility.

“We have point guards that can handle the ball, we have strong posts that can finish inside, we have outside shooters that can drain a 3, and we have players that are quick off the drive,” she said.

Not only will see the players shine at Rouse, but possibly next year as they continue playing at the next level in college.

Earlier this year, senior Jennifer Parker signed to play ball with UT Arlington, and McDonald said there are other players on the team who have the potential to play college ball.

For fans, one of the best things about basketball season is watching the games. Nothing beats a high-pace, intense ball game.

“When the student section gets into the games, it increases the level of intensity on the court,” McDonald said. “The team would love to see a strong fan-base at games.”