The Eastern Ladies’ Eagles Basketball team has played a tough season so far as they battle to become united as a strong force out on the court.
With a record of 1-17 the girls have had a hard season, but continue to show determination and fortitude as a team. On December 10 the girls won their first and only game against Briarcliffe College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.
The ladies team lost several players from last year, but has been strengthened by the addition of two first year guards: Martha Ratcliffe and Amanda Daveler.
Junior Raya Shores, who started every game last season, is the current point leader for the team, bringing in a total of 208 points already this season. Sophomores Patrice Freeman and Abbey Reed also serve as high scorers for the team.
Coach David Storms, who has been coaching at Eastern for four years, has high hopes for the rest of the season.
“If we continue to work hard in practice, do the same in our remaining games, we should see more wins than losses in the remaining games,” Storms said.
Their latest game was a heartbreaking loss to Marywood, 63-68.
Senior Jacey Bray, one of three seniors on the team, looks forward to her final season with the team.
“As a senior I will definitely miss the girls on the team most…I absolutely love my teammates and we have made tons of memories regardless of wins and losses,” Bray said. “My hopes for the rest of the season are to continue to improve as a team, as well as individually and have as much fun as possible while doing so.”