The basketball season hasn’t started yet, but already the girls team has had to deal with adversity.
Two players—Hope Laubhan and Becca Carr—have been affected by injuries, though mostly slight.
Laubhan hasn’t been 100 percent this week after straining her quad. She was limited in practice Monday and Tuesday.
Carr had to ice her right leg Monday night after practice, but was able to go on Tuesday.
Chasity Pickney practiced despite her hamstring bothering her.
“They’re just little tweaks,”?coach Brad Kohlman said.
He said that none of the injuries should linger into the season, which is good, considering the short depth the team has. There only are 20 girls, nine of them freshmen and 15 total underclassmen. Health will be a necessity for the Orioles this season.
Both the girls basketball team and the wrestling team have had players quit during the first two weeks of practice.
The wrestling coaching staff was surprised when Dalton Peters said he didn’t want to compete this season. This would have been his third year. He was one of the?Orioles’ better wrestlers from last year. Th team also had Kaleb MacNicol leave the team within the first two weeks of practice.
The girls basketball team had a few of the more experienced players leave the team, too.
The boys basketball team hit a snag when Leonel Mestas broke his leg during the football team’s playoff game against Rose Hill. That injury has carried over to basketball season and will keep him sidelined for a couple more weeks.