Bonding leads to baskets: girls basketball

Amelia Nored, Editorial Board Member

The final score of a game might be the only thing you see, but there are many factors that lead to the result. One of the strongest factors is how well a team works together, and the Liberty Girls’ Varsity Basketball Team is using team bonding to form an unbreakable connection with each other.
One of the players who encourages team bonding is junior Devynn Warns. She acts as a co-captain alongside senior Grace Moawad for the 2019-2020 basketball season.
“We are doing more team bonding because if we are closer outside, that will make us closer on the court and play together better,” Warns said.
Moawad agrees that team bonding helps the team unite and start seeing each other as friends, not just teammates.
“The team is probably working together the best we ever have,” Moawad said.
The girls hold team dinners each week at one of their houses or at a restaurant. During this time, the girls have time to get to know each other better and just relax.
“It’s hard when you don’t know your team because then you all play individually. When you know each other, you know each other’s strengths and weaknesses, and that helps the team play as one unit,” sophomore Ella Lamp said.
As a result of working on team cohesiveness, Liberty Girls’ Varsity Basketball is ranked second out of seven teams in the 2019-2020 2A/3A KingCo District standings. These girls are hoping that their team bonding will lead to this season being a slam dunk.