Catch the buzz! Find your way to the Swarm to watch the number one team in the state, our Lady Bees! The Medina girls basketball team is off to one of their best starts in school history, with a 16-0 record and 10-0 in the Great Cleveland Conference. (GCC) The team has many impressive wins one was against 4th ranked Solon. This team is off to a great start, but what has led to this success? “We all have played as a team extremely well, it’s just the team atmosphere, all fifteen of us we know our roles doesn’t matter if you’re a starter or not a starter, you know what you have to do,” stated Senior Madison Luthy.
The Lady Bees are off to a 15-0 start but has there been a better start in school history? “This is the second-best start in school history we are 15-0 now but the best start was 23-0 in the 1992-1993 season; we finished 23-1,” stated Coach Kase. Their other quality wins are against our rival 22nd ranked Brunswick, ranked 5th Highland, and a dominating (75-18) win against Shaker Heights.
Every team looks at their schedule during the season, when asked which opponent left on the schedule will be their biggest challenge. Senior Abby McMullen said “I would say either Solon or Euclid. Solon is just a solid program all round but Euclid has Connie Chaplin, who is a force to be reckoned with. Both teams require us to play up to our best potential.”
Coach Kase shared her thoughts on why the season has been successful, “I think one of the greatest things, I didn’t know if it is a surprise or not, is that somebody different can step up every single time. On any given night it’s an unknown. I guess it’s a surprise on who is going to be our leader in points and rebounds columns because we have so many girls who are capable. The team really doesn’t care who steps up as long as someone does and we get the win.”
Players have always feel confident that the winning wouldn’t come to end, according to senior Katie Neate. “So far during the games I haven’t felt that way because everyone on this team really believes in each other and we know all of the hard work we have done she lead us to come out with victories in most of our games,” she explained. “We have had our struggles, but we have been able to overcome them.”
Coach Kase believes the biggest challenge going forward is “keeping the girls prepared and we do scouting reports, flim, and we have to keep their game faces on, because we are enjoying the moment and all of this stuff is so fun, but we still have to take it one game at a time and to deal with whatever opponent is right in front of us. The Lady Bees have not make it regionals in a long time, but Kase believes “this potentially could be the best team if we still take care of business and get back to regionals for the first time since 1982-83.” The Lady Bees will be playing at the Q on January 29nd against Elyria at 3:00. Their next home game is not until February 9th against Solon.