Lady Mavs block Circle from taking home win

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Jessica Domnick, 12, wards off a Salina Central defender, but lost 56-32 on Dec. 6. The Lady Mavs won the first game back Jan. 3 against Circle. Photo by T. Mitchell

by Taylor Mitchell, Michael Guillen and Whitney Steele

The girls’ varsity basketball team took home a 40-29 victory Jan. 3 against Circle, placing the Lady Mavs at 4-1 early in the season.

“It was great to beat Circle even though we did not play our best,” McKenna Poynter, 11, said.

While the scoreboard showed a 40-29 victory, some players felt differently about the results.  

“I think our team needs to work on setting into offense faster and cutting down turnovers,” Poynter said.

Putting forth hours of work in preparation for games the team kept up the hard work over winter break with daily practices.

“It’s important that we keep practicing throughout break to stay in shape and so we don’t lose momentum,” McKenzie Cordell, 12, said.

The team works together to strive for each victory, but in this particular game one specific player stood out.

“Shelby [Lewis] hit a lot of three pointer and made all the free throws,” Poynter said.

Ultimately a team effort Lewis, 12, shot multiple three-pointers awarding the team nine extra points. The next game for the Mavs is at home on Jan. 10 against Andale.

Jessica Domnick, 12, wards off a Salina Central defender, but lost 56-32 on Dec. 6. The Lady Mavs won the first game back Jan. 3 against Circle. Photo by T. Mitchell