Junior Girls Basketball

Thursday, November 07, 2019 - By: Gracie D, Allard ‘22

Being at Brentwood is kind of a rush because there is always something you need to do: managing your classes, bringing out your inner artist, and pursuing the sports you love most. I find the athletic programs at Brentwood absolutely incredible. In every rise or fall that may happen, there will be a strong community of people from all around campus cheering and supporting the teams and the players.

Although I spent most of last year playing rugby, the Junior A Girls Basketball team was truly the highlight of my year. We started out as a bunch of random girls; no one knew each other and, I’m not going to lie, it was pretty quiet. As time moved on, we came to understand each other and love one another. Eventually we started to grow stronger together; there was no pulling us apart after that. We stuck together through the ups and downs: each game we played was another lesson for what to do next. None of this would have been possible without our coach, Mrs Napier.

Tournaments were starting to fly by, laughs and screams on the bus were about to end, yet that didn’t stop us from creating more memories. Towards the end of the year, the girls got together for one last hurrah deciding to give back to the community. We spent hours getting to know and teach the local Girl Guides how to dribble, pass, perform layups, and take a jump shot. I don’t ever think I will find another team in the world like I have within the heart of Brentwood.

As Vala Afshar once said, “We are not a team because we work together. We are a team because we respect, trust, and care for each other.” As our older players move up to senior (bye, Chloe C) things will, for sure, change, but I am looking forward to finding the connections I had from last year with the new girls. The games will continue to pass, but my basketball family is what will forever last.

Gracie D, Allard ‘22

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