The Foremost School Forettes senior girls basketball team brought home the silver medal from both 1A zones and provincials last year, which has only fueled the girls to want to get better in certain areas if they want to wear gold medals later this season.
“We’re returning a lot of the same players and I just think they all have a desire and a passion to beat our rival this year, Stirling” said head coach Laura Rumpel.
“That’ll carry them into the season and a little bit of heart.”
While only losing three players from a year ago, she feels the core is still strong.
“My Grade 11s are my leaders,” she said.
“I’ve got really young Grade 10s on the team and they’re very talented. They’re going to contribute.”
Returnees, Kamryn Wayncie, who was the 1A Rookie of the Year for all of Alberta and Morgan Brower, who played overseas last summer in a tournament, will be expected to lead the way and better the girls’ chances of getting results this season, she added.
The Forettes’ goal is to win zones and make another trip back to provincials, said Rumpel.
“It’s about the journey,” she said.
“As long as we are clicking as a team, start playing well as a team, put in the teamwork every single game and continue a strong defence, that’s golden.”
The purple and gold played one league game and won, while only losing by seven points in the final of the SAIT tournament in Calgary to a 4A School a couple of weekends ago is an encouraging start.
“That was a really good experience playing bigger schools,” she said.
“That’s what is going to get us over the top is if we play tougher competition this year.”