Davis provides a ‘fresh’ outlook to the girls’ basketball team

PattonvilleTODAY staff

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basketballThe girl’s varsity basketball team is off to a rough start with a record of 1-5 and are competing in the Sullivan Holiday Tournament for the first year.

The varsity team is a lot different from the past few years. With senior Alexus Brown transferring from McCluer North and freshman Kendra Davis (Holman Middle School), the Pirates are looking to turn things around.

Davis has worked hard and dedicated herself for this basketball season. Making varsity as a freshman is not the easiest thing to do but she has put in the time outside of school that has definitely paid off.

She plays AAU (select team) year-round and plays volleyball to help keep in shape.

“It feels really good to be a freshman on varsity,” the freshman said. “I feel like it is what I have been working for my whole life.”

Being on a varsity team as a freshman can possibly be intimidating because you are the youngest one out there but when asking Davis about how she handles the pressure, she explained that she is finally starting to adapt to it and is starting to settle in.

“It is definitely harder than I expected with all of these new plays because I am just used to playing the game without running a play every time down the court.”

Not only does Davis have to get used to basketball, but she also has to find time to balance her schoolwork.

Davis relies on her mother’s motivation to help her complete all of her homework and studying. “I really couldn’t do it without her.”

She is really exited about the season and is looking forward to winning some more games and Davis seems to be a big key to that happening.

By stepping up and working hard every day to improve herself and to help out the team, good things are to come for the varsity girls’ basketball team.