Girls basketball tries to fill holes in preparation for upcoming season

November 15, 2015 — by Jenny Qian and Maya Prasad

Last season, the Falcons qualified for CCS after going 5-7 in the De Anza A League. The girls lost to Branham in a 48-45 contest, eliminating them from CCS during the first round.

This year, the Falcons are working to better in their league record. With the loss of key players such as class of 2015 alumni Mikayla Davis and Samie Davey, many players will need to fill in those spots, according to head coach Mike Davey.

   “Although we lost three of our starters last year, we have very strongly gifted individuals and a great team dynamic,” senior point guard Nicole Prowse said. “We need to focus on our health and become more physical in order to hang with the bigger teams in our league such as Palo Alto and Los Gatos.”

Davey will continue to coach the team this season alongside with new assistant coach Aron Mitsunaga, an alumni from 2004.

“We have a very tough preseason schedule, much tougher than we’ve had in the past seasons,” Davey said. “Sacred Heart Prep and Notre Dame are some very strong teams in preseason league. The A league isn’t quite as strong as it has been in the past, so there’s a lot of unknowns [at] this moment.”

Key players on the team this year include senior centers Eleni Spirakis and Erin Norris and Prowse.

“We’re a pretty good defensive team but we still need to find our main scorers for this year,” Davey said. “I think it’s going to be a challenge, but I know a lot of people can step up for league.”