Girls Basketball looks to the postseason


Feature photo by Sebastian Wiegand: Junior Jaelin Jones holds the ball against Northglenn.  Jones is leading the Lady Raiders in scoring, with 13.7 points per game, and rebounds with 6.1 rebounds per game.

By Gabriella Wiegand, reporter

With a record of 13-8 overall and 7-1 in league, the Lady Raiders are in prime position for the playoffs, which start next week.

Girls Basketball has already played and beaten Gateway once this season but they will play Olympians again on the 19th at Rangeview to determine whether or not Rangeview ends up second or third in league. The bracket for the state tournament will be released after the regular season is over.

Makaylee Jones, who is averaging 10 points per game, says that the team’s strength is playing really well, but a weakness they have is their attitudes. Makaylee also says a realistic goal is to make it to playoffs.

Junior Makaylee Jones surveys the court against Northglenn. Jones is currently averaging 9.7 points per game for the lady Raiders. (Sebastian Wiegand)

Jaelin Jones, who is one of the team captains this year and leads the team in scoring with 13.7 points per game 13.7, says “The team was playing a lot better in the beginning of the season, but recently we have had to overcome some obstacles. It is also hard because when the boys basketball team plays, they play as a team, but when we play, it is more just individuals.”

Jones also says that the Girls Basketball team will make it playoffs for sure, but she doesn’t know if they will make it past the first round. Right now their goal as a whole team is to make it to the Sweet Sixteen.

The girls basketball team will play Gateway on the 19 of February at 7pm at Rangeview.