As fall sports have come to a close, the time to start talking about basketball has come. Students should be excited for the upcoming season with many expectations building at Dominican High School.
In a recap of the last girls’ basketball season, Coach Kevin Schramka led the team to a 11-12 record. This year’s projected record, based on a 25-game schedule falls at 15-10. While last year’s team was knocked out in the regional playoffs by Prairie School in a very close game, this year’s team has a lot of potential to skyrocket as a top team. A great attribute of the team last year was the development of the young roster they had a year ago. Overall, they lost only two seniors and will retain leading scorers Jazmine Young (12.8 ppg.) and Alanna Newsome (11.3 ppg.) for the upcoming season. The girls had quality wins last year against good teams like Racine St. Catherine’s, Racine Lutheran, Prairie School, and Oostburg High School.
A question for the upcoming season will be how losing two seniors (Dasia Davis and J’Nia Marion) and a sophomore due to transfer (Kaylyn Goode) will affect the team’s performance. To answer this question, we look to junior guards Alanna Newsome and Jazmine Young, who comment, “We did lose some size with transfers but we will figure something out for the upcoming year.” Talking to all the captains this year, the main theme between them is “Contribution and making smart plays. To win a state championship, working hard with a blue collar method mentality is required.”
Incoming freshman, Deja, Kayla, Aiyana, and Olivia should be key to help fulfill this blue collar method. When asked about what they think will happen in the upcoming year, they respond, “[We] are very confident in success for the upcoming year.” The plan is for a “one-peat” and it will be tough, but they believe that they can make a run for state if the team puts their mind to it.