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“Roaring Through the Season: Interviews with Passionate Players on the LCS Varsity Girls Basketball Team”

Our season for our LCS basketball teams is coming to an end. This year, we have had a memorable and amazing season with our team, and through hard work and dedication, we have made it to a close for 2022-2023. During the season for our varsity girl’s basketball team, The Roar has interviewed a few of our players about their passion for their sport.
Asia Bingham- the senior on the team- was interviewed first by Brie Moutan. Asia tells us that inspiration for basketball had begun in 4th grade. She says her favorite thing about this sport is teamwork, working together, winning together, and losing together. She emphasized doing everything as a team. This year being her last for LCS basketball, Asia feels sad but excited for what comes next. “Remember the plays, no yelling, play together, and have fun.” was Asia’s advice to future or younger basketball stars.

Next, our two 7th graders on the team, Trinity and Neh, were interviewed by Mikel Scott. “How would you rate your commitment from 1-10?” Mikel asked. Trinity rates her commitment a 10, and what caused that commitment to it was that she felt if she didn’t show commitment, she would have left everyone around her down. Neh had a similar answer, saying “At first I would say 5, but now I know how good it feels to show effort. I would say 10”. They were then asked about their passion for basketball. Trinity gave a yes or no answer to if basketball was her passion. “Yes, because I like having the basketball in my hands and going up and down the court, and I get happy when I’m playing basketball.” this was her reason for why it was her passion. However, she is very hesitant about it because she aspires to be a therapist in the future, rather than a future for basketball.

Neh answers “Basketball is a good sport but I would say no for it to be my passion. Although I’ve been thinking about that, I believe there are other things in the world I can pursue.”
Even though it is not seen as a lifetime passion for them, they both still enjoy the sport very much. The two love the support from their coaches, cheerleaders, and their loved ones in the crowd who make them feel good about what they do. When Mikel asked what made them want to play basketball, the ladies said they were doing it for their friends and family at first. Now, they both believe they play it for themselves.
Throughout the season, our lady lions have given their all unto the court and we applaud them for that. We appreciate everyone who came to cheer our team on, whether it was our students, family, or friends. It was a great season and let’s aim for another one! Let’s go lions!


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