WAKEFIELD – The Wakefield girls basketball team took to the main gym during an early out Wednesday afternoon entering the Thanksgiving break.
Chad Metzler is in his sixth year as head coach as there are 17 girls on the team this year. He said the team is comfortable on the defense with just about a week until their first game.
“We’ve got to spend a little more time understanding where we can score out of our offense,” said Metzler. “Then the rest is just a lot of administrative stuff. Finish getting a few inbounds plays in and things like that.”
Wakefield ended their 2016-17 season with a 6-16 record after dropping a 69-48 Subdistrict loss to Homer. The Trojan’s biggest win came in the first round of the Lewis & Clark Conference Tournament after knocking out Wausa, 38-16.
There are a total of six upperclassmen, including junior Jessica Borg who plays all five positions and senior post Rachel Brudigam.
Borg passed a long a message to the underclassmen and team goals while Brudigam added what the team needs to work on as well as when they practice in the main gym.
“Just work your tails off, you never know when you’re going to be able to go into the game and things like that,” Borg added. “Like I said just being the hardest working team out there, not let anything defeat us.”
“Just playing as a team and knowing what’s going to happen next,” Brudigam mentioned. “Especially when we’re in the big gym, just take the time to really work on the skills because that’s going to help you in the long run.”
The Wakefield girls basketball team will open their regular season with a pair of home games. Pender will come to town on Thursday, November 30 while the Trojans will host Allen on Friday, December 1.