Girls Basketball Shoots for Success

Out-of-Door is known for many great things such as strong academics and an even stronger community. However, until recent years, sports has not been one of those things. There was once a day when many of ODA’s sports teams could not win a game, but oh how far we have come.
Today, we have many district champion teams and even a state champion in our midst. One of those teams is the Varsity Girls Basketball team. Many people said it could not be done, but the girls basketball team finally beat Cardinal Mooney for the district championship last year.
This win was ODA’s first basketball district championship in years, and landed the team a spot in a higher district. However, with the loss of star players Jenna Bloch and Lisa Hoffman (Class of 2015), it is uncertain if the team will be able to pull off another champion season like last year.
“Even though we lost Jenna and Lisa, I still think we have a pretty good shot at winning districts this year or at least earning the runner up title” sophomore team member Allison Drzewucki explains.
So far, the season has just started and things are looking up. The team played their first game on Tuesday, November 10, and beat Imagine 46-37. There was a great turn out, as many fans showed up to support the Lady Thunder, and the game was heated. Sophomore Serena Feeney had an especially outstanding game, scoring 24 points, and senior Sierra VanSuch scored 10.
“As one of the captains, I’m really excited to see where this season will take us” says Sierra.
“We are off to a great start with a win on our first game and I’m pretty confident we will continue to play well! Go Thunder!”
It has definitely been a struggle without Jenna and Lisa on the team anymore, but something tells me the team will be just fine without them as long as they put in the work.
“After coming off one of the best seasons in the program’s history, we’re ready to keep up what we finished off to show that we really deserve the title that we won last year. We’re working harder and reminding ourselves everyday that we didn’t get to where we got by not giving it our all” says sophomore team member Evalee Mason.
The team is excited, determined, and ready for what they hope will be another killer season!