Lady Cubs lose one, win one

Olney’s Lady Cubs basketball team lost their home game against Windthorst High School on Friday, Jan. 26, by a score of 70-14. However, four days later on Tuesday, Jan. 30, they bounced back and won their away game against Archer City High School, 33-20.

“We are under a new coach so our girls are learning a new system,” Coach Joshua Reese said. “It takes three-to-five years when taking over a program in order for your team to show signs of improvement.”

Reese said, “I am beyond proud of our girls and all the learning and hard work being displayed. Each game that we play the girls are showing signs of improvement and as a coach that’s all that I can ask for.”

When asked who the standout players were in the recent weeks, Reese said Sophomore Camryn Castro and Senior Ellie Hinson have been working hard and are improving.

“Castro has really made an impact for the Lady Cubs,” Reese said, noting that her best game was against Moran where they won 5018.

“After the Moran game she has gained the confidence that she needs and is our top scorer for the Lady Cubs. We are expecting big things out of her in the near future,” Reese said.

Reese said Hinson is the team’s second top scorer, and “she serves as the point guard of our team and does a great job when it comes to running our offense.”

“Hinson has also stepped up and shown some leadership skills and basketball skills as well,” Reese added.

Reese said because the Lady Cubs don’t have a JV team some younger girls are having to step up and quickly learn to play at a varsity level.

“Our girls are doing the best job, and as a coach that’s all I can ask for,” Reese said. “At the end of the day no matter how our season is going or what the score is, I’m thankful to be here and thankful for the Lady Cubs. The future is very bright and exciting things are about to take place.”