Due to the pandemic, basketball was on hold for about a year at Lawrence Woodmere Academy. In February, basketball returned to LWA and our team had their first game since their hiatus!
“Always be courageous and strong, & don’t fear. You’ve got to be confident when you’re competing. You’ve got to be a beast.”
During the past few months, Covid-19 has impacted pop culture in many ways, such as no fans at sporting events, tv shows/movies being delayed for filming, and virtual awards shows and more. These are some things that have happened during the COVID-19 pandemic:
The Lawrence Woodmere Academy boys varsity, girls varsity, and boys junior varsity basketball teams seasons’ are now underway. The boys varsity are now 11-1 only losing to Friends Seminary recently, 67-56. Before this they began their season 11-0 beating teams such Ranney (NJ) and St. Dominic (NY). Junior Jasigha Barnes says, “Basketball is going great. It feels good reuniting with my teammates and winning again.” The boys varsity team hopes to continue their season ending just as greatly as they started. They continue their season with an away game against Dalton on January 16, 2020.
In Lawrence Woodmere Academy sports is a majority of the schools’ spirit and culture. In the schools sports, there is a difference between the number of boys participants in sports and the number of participants in girls sports. The girls divisions of sports usually has a much harder time at recruiting players than the boys division.
The Lawrence Woodmere Academy Lady Tigers Girls Varsity Basketball team began their season yesterday on December 3rd. After preparing and practicing during the preseason, their first game against Martin Luther ended in a close win, 51-49. Senior Cherish Atkinson said, “Having only 5 players was a challenge, but one we knew we could overcome, and we prevailed.” Senior Autumn Washington adds, “It was a team effort. Everyone contributed their part to the best of their ability. I’m proud of how we played.” The girls agree that there is always room for improvement and with practice and becoming a unit, they “have faith in their team.” The lady tigers play again at home Friday, December 6th against Berkeley Carroll at 4:30. Go Lady Tigers!
As the 2019-2020 Boys Varsity Basketball season begins, the Tigers look to win their 3rd straight state title. With three of their main players graduating and beginning college basketball, the returning players must fill bigger shoes.
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