On January 18th the girls Varsity basketball team tip off against the Francis Howell Vikings at 5:30 p.m. at Howell. The lady Knights are currently at arecord of 11-4, while the Vikings are at 7-7. Last year this matchup ended in a loss for North by a score of 49-38. However since the matchup the knights have improved their overall record.
“This year our defense is much better and we’re using utilizing all of our skills and guards on the court”,sophomore Isabelle Delarue said.
With the knights improvement on their record they hope to defeat Howell through working their hardest and playing for each other. With the ups and downs of the court, they plan to help each other in every way possible throughout the game.
“At times we may just get frazzled, because they have pretty big student section,” senior Hannah Wilson said. “We know Howell has been a pretty dominant team for a really long time, so i think at some points we might get frazzled, but we just need to stick with it and play our game and do what we do.”
This season the knights have already doubled the amount of wins they had last season. Their improvements haven’t been from luck as they train hard everyday looking for ways to get better through each other.
“We’re really working hard in practice and putting forth more effort in games while going into each game feeling like we can win it,” Delarue said.