Fall sports came to an end with section championships and league titles. Now winter sports begin to arise. CB’s women’s basketball team have finished up their tryouts and are striving to come back better than ever this season, hoping to accomplish a goal they fell one step short of last season: bringing home a section […]
Fall sports came to an end with section championships and league titles. Now winter sports begin to arise. CB’s women’s basketball team have finished up their tryouts and are striving to come back better than ever this season, hoping to accomplish a goal they fell one step short of last season: bringing home a section title while playing on the big stage at Golden 1 Center.
Coach Shandyn Foster ’00 says the Lady Falcons are keeping that championship mindset of winning section titles. The team is only losing one senior, but many upperclassmen this season have had the experience of competing at a Varsity level since their freshman year. The team is also bringing up three freshmen to varsity. “That’ll be interesting just to see them,” Coach Foster says. “It’s a different level playing 8th grade basketball compared to high school varsity basketball. Older girls are way more stronger, but I think the three girls we brought up can definitely handle it.”
Our Lady Falcons will have plenty of time to come together frequently as a team to build a championship mindset and a championship team.
“Every year we go to a tournament — this year we’re going to San Diego,” Coach Foster shares. “And I was just talking to my upperclassman about room assignments and one of the freshmen is really quiet. And two of my upperclassmen were like, ‘put her in the room with us’ — we’re going to make her come out of her shell.”
”I think the upperclassmen this year definitely create a better environment for the freshmen and are very welcoming” says starter Aleyah Harmon (‘25) ”But I think it’s easier for them to adapt to the environment and bond with the team since there are three of them instead of just one like my freshman year.”
“All three freshman bring something different to the team,” Aleyah adds “All of them have played high level basketball, and all bring something good to the team.”
“My upperclassmen are really going to take the underclass under their wings.” Coach Shandyn adds
Having that bonding time together as a team is essential for team success, not only on the basketball court where the team is disciplined in learning the details of the game and set plays, but off the court beyond the gym. Our women’s basketball team unlocked that key in working together as a team and are picking up right where they left off from last year’s 30-4, league title winning campaign.
“Right now we’ve been preaching discipline and details because I think that’s what’s going to help us succeed this year,” Coach Foster says. “Getting 1% better everyday is the priority.”
The key piece of this team is staying with the plays and for the freshmen coming in having to adjust to the upperclassmen already knowing the offense. But with that championship mindset and discipline together as a team, our Lady Falcons are 2-0 in their first games of the season.
Anecia Trujillo (‘26) is a player on JV looking to work her way up to Varsity next season.
”They really show their teamwork and dedication on the court and they show the passion they have for the game,” the sophomore says. “Even if they make mistakes they never give up and just go and get back on defense.”
”Their coach and assistant coaches are also a big part of the team, and I think with their coaching skills, they can go to the championship and win it all.” Anecia adds
“I’m really hopeful for this season,” Aleyah shares. “I think we can really make it fair. And I think we have a chance of winning sections this year.”
“If we are disciplined, then we will still be able to be very successful,” Coach Shandyn says. “My expectations are to just get better everyday. We have a goal that we want to reach at the end of the season but we can’t look there. We have to take it one day at the time.”
“We try to really preach that family atmosphere. Everybody is family, even if we bicker we’re going to come together at the end of the day. We’re going to eat dinner and everything is going to be fine.”