Waxahachie’s girls basketball program had four teams playing in this summer’s Metro Summer League in JW Williams Gym at Waxahachie High School.
The four teams consisted of a varsity, a junior varsity, a ninth grade team and an eighth grade team.
Overall head coach Lesli Priebe was happy with how the league went.
“We did well and I was pleased with our improvement,” she said. “We focused on overall individual improvement, turning weaknesses into strengths and learning to play as a team.”
Priebe felt one of the most important things to come out of the league was that the eighth grade team found out what level of commitment it takes to be successful in high school.
“The biggest difference between junior high and high school is commitment,” she said. “In junior high everyone does everything, but it’s important for them to understand that its difficult to play high school sports and that’s why we want them to start the summer league and conditioning now.”
Priebe goes by the saying that basketball players are made from March to October, not October to March.
With that in mind, she was most impressed with her team’s improvement in the month long league.
“Each and every kid got better,” she said. “It’s exciting to think of where we’ll be when we start back at school.”
Other teams in the league were Kennedale, the Cedar Hill Magic, Midlothian, Ferris, Palmer, Life School, Ennis, South Oak Cliff and the four Waxahachie teams.