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Breaking Records

Girls’ Varsity and JV continue with successful seasons
Jenell Alvarez
Sophomore Bella Coppernol shoots a free throw in the JV game vs. Maple Valley on Thursday, February 1st.

The girls’ varsity basketball team broke the record for most points scored in a game while playing against Maple Valley. The final score was 92-9, and everyone cheered loudly when the realization hit that the girls had achieved more than the 89 points previously set by the 2015-2016 girls team.   The Jackets have had a stand-out season with only one loss to Bronson. 

Concord JV also defeated Maple Valley last night. Leading the way for Concord was Marissa Mandrelle with 23, Avery Arbuckle with 22, Bella Coppernoll with 22, Lauren Trader with 7, Lilie Vandenburgh with 2, Haley Stimer with 2, and Celeste Ross with 2. The team’s defense has shown progress and outstanding performance.

As an added bonus to the evening, varsity team managers Gwen Bulko and Julia Stevens joined the team. Everyone was talking about this and looking forward to watching them play since they are technically only the team’s managers. Bulko shares how she thought she did and what it felt like to don the uniform and step on the court.  She said, “First of all, that was the only basketball game I’ve ever played in so long. I was super nervous, clueless, and walking around, but it was amusing. All the other girls were nice and would help me and point out where to go”.

Managers Gwen Bulko and Julia Stevens join the fun. (Jenell Alvarez)

When asked how managing the team is going so far, Stevens replied, “Gwen does the book, and I do stats and kinda just sit on the bench, but it’s fun always to encourage the girls to do their best. Gwen and I help at practice and the team in general.”

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Stevens adds to how she felt when she got put in the game despite being a manager. She says, “I didn’t really know what to do, but it was still fun.”

Gwen shares how she sees a massive improvement in the team with breaking records. She adds, “They improved so much from the beginning of the season with their communication and teamwork.”

Grace Thorrez shares who she thinks is doing well so far. When asked who she thinks is doing the best, she replied, “This is hard because I think everyone’s hard work makes them good, but I’ll say Hannah Stimer. She had a few fast breaks; she was guarding well. Her shots and free throws were good, and when she pressed the ball, she did well in not fouling.”

Celeste Ross, a new sophomore student at CHS, has joined the JV basketball team! She shares how she feels being part of the team. She says, “Marissa invited me to join the girls’ basketball team, and so I asked the coach, and he said yes. I had two practices before I had the game and then another game after that, so it’s been busy.”

The following upcoming game is at Quincy next Tuesday.  Good luck, ladies! 

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Jenell Alvarez, Staff Writer
Jenell Alvarez is funny,  an omnivert and loves to go out anywhere, especially to the beach. She is a second year sideline cheerleader, who enjoys coconuts, music--especially Bad Bunny, working out, and being with friends. She has the sassiest personality partly because she was raised in Miami, Florida.

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