By Hailey Maes
In the past, Centennial’s Girls Basketball team has had pretty decent success and has been able to produce many SCL wins over the past few seasons . Last season, the Bulldogs went 6-7 overall and 3-6 in league. This 2021-2022 season, Junior Nyheli Longoria expects the same success.
“I feel confident that as a team we can take this season head on and have one just as good as the last, if not better.”
Longoria believes the new additions to the roster will help them succeed, “there are new girls who are joining the team so I can't wait to see their potential and how we all grow and work together this season.”
The Bulldogs have lost players and left key roster spots empty. “We lost a lot of good players that have graduated, most of those girls played a crucial role but I'm confident in my teammates that they will step it up and pick up where our former players left off,” Longoria explained.
Even though the Bulldogs lost some key players, they still have a lot of talent and great leaders. “Larissa Romero should have a great season this year. She is a senior point guard with good ball handling skills. She also knows how to see the court and make plays,” Longoria said.
“I would also keep an eye out for Meya Vigil, she is a junior post. I've played with her since 6th grade so I've seen the progress she has made over the years. She puts the work in at practice and shows it on game days.” Longoria is confident that her team will step up and be in the right mindset come season.
“I do believe we have a good mindset. As for the younger girls, I think they are a bit timid but it's understandable. They will gain confidence as the season starts to pick up,” Longoria assured.
With a lot of good, tough competition in the SCL the Bulldogs are prepared for the challenge ahead. “ East is a team to watch out for, but we match up pretty well, last season we were 1 and 1 against them. As for this season, I would hope to win each game we play against them, which is totally obtainable if we work hard,” Longoria said confidently.
With this year's girls basketball season only days away from beginning, the Centennial girls basketball team is continuing to work hard and are hopeful for yet another great season.