It's been forever since I've written and so I really need to get everything caught up and current. We are currently 8-3 but our record might be a little deceiving. All three losses have come on the last day of eight team tournaments when we've played three days in a row. I'm certainly not making excuses or taking anything away from the teams that beat us but in the preseason it's really tough to run and press with maximum intensity for three straight days. Two of those losses came in a stretch right before and after Christmas where we had 6 games in 11 days with no practices in between.
Then why do we do it? First, because that's where our strengths are, second because it's fun and third because it allows us to play more players than many other teams, which helps them improve at a faster rate. And the faster they improve individually the better it is for all of us.
As far as the numbers go, we are first in the Pacific Northwest in average of shots made and attempted per game, we are second in in scoring, second in total offensive rebounding (first in average per game) and second in steals per game. (by half a steal) Mykiea Russell and Jameia McDuffie rank first and second in the Northwest in steals and Nneamaka Anyanwu is fourth in scoring.