The China Middle School girls basketball teams had a very successful season. The girl’s JV team (feature image) went 3-5, showing massive improvement every single game. Even though they were one of the youngest teams in the league, they always played tough and represented their school and community well. In fact, they earned the SVAC sportsmanship award because of their hard work and positive attitudes. Great job girls!
The CMS girl’s varsity basketball team also had a successful season this year in the Sheepscot Valley Athletic Conference, showing great growth over such a short period of time. Even though they had significantly less practice time than in years past, they still played a full slate of games and consistently improved against each of their opponents. Their final record was 4-6, but they finished the last week of the season winning 2 out of 3 games and playing very tight against a tough opponent in their only loss that week. While some may have thought playing with a mask and following other safety protocols would have been different, the girls never once complained and were just happy to be back playing a sport they love with their teammates and competing together against the other teams.
Eighth grader Serena Hotham was named the coach’s award winner, and Coach Ryan Reed had this to say about her: “Serena is someone who absolutely embodies being a leader. For the last two seasons, she consistently called out defense assignments, making sure everyone knew who to guard and where they needed to be. She always has a vocal presence in our huddles, and I can’t think of a single negative interaction she’s ever had with a teammate. I have thoroughly enjoyed having her as a player, and I look forward to seeing what she accomplishes in high school.”