New Beginnings for Lady Titans Basketball

This season sees lots of new changes


Questions about the varsity girls basketball season arose when the rumor of a new coach came into play. Eventually through the grapevine, the new coach was revealed. Coach Terrence Willis came into LC with a new, hopeful attitude, aiming to “change the basketball program and all of girls sports” for Lumen Christi.  After graduating back in 2007, Willis mentioned how he was excited to finally come back home. Years of experience and coaching follow Willis which emphasized the great news that he would be coming to coach our very own varsity girls basketball team. Though the changes won’t be immediate, the girls, along with the coach, make it known that “the process has begun!” 

Starting off the season already initiated hardships that the team might face. Having no seniors on the team meant that everyone was young and relatively inexperienced. Junior, Khiya Hunt, was chosen to lead the girls as the team captain and starting point guard. Along with her, the team also had a couple other significant threats to help bring some wins on the record book. Allison O’Dowd, sophomore, serves as one of the starting shooting guards. Not only can she drive to the basket well, she can hit threes during crucial moments of the game. Another threat down below in the paint is junior Camy Crandall. Crandall is tough and one of the hardest workers on the team. She grabs rebounds and isn’t afraid to go back up. Between these three girls, along with many other hardworking Titans, the girls basketball team was set up for a decent start even with a few adversities. 

After the first game back, the girls received news that they would no longer have their starting point guard due to an acl injury. Not only was this terrible news for the team, but also for Hunt who would have to miss the rest of basketball season and soccer season. Although an injury such as this was a hard hit to the team, nothing could be done about it. Coach Willis continued on with his “next player up” mentality to keep the team pushing forward. This meant that players may have to change to different positions and fill in for the gaps. 

Currently the season has not gone as well as expected because a few minor injuries have followed. Along with that, COVID has been spreading throughout the team and holding back the Titans from their full potential. Next step for the varsity team is just staying positive and persistent. There are many things that are uncontrollable but it is how they react to the inconsistency. We’ll see what’s up next for the mighty Titans!