Women’s Basketball Preview


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The Jesuit Women’s Basketball team before playing Canby in the first round of playoffs.

After placing 2nd in the Metro League and advancing to the Quarterfinals last winter, the Jesuit Women’s Basketball team has been anticipating and preparing for the 2022-23 season.

Coach Lowery expressed his excitement and goals for the upcoming season.

“I want to be a better basketball team every single day,” Lowery said. “So it’s not about big goals and big aspirations. It’s about controlling the little things that we can do every day and really just committing to that.”

This year’s team features key returners as well as some new additions.

Seniors Emma Sixta and Gabi Feleciano are both returning to the team and explain how this year’s team differs from last year.

“Our team is stronger, older, and more experienced this year,” Feleciano said. “Four new people this season that did not play with us last year are a big addition to our team and we look forward to playing with them.”

“There are a lot of returners, so adding a lot of familiarity is good, as we had a lot of returns last year too,” Lowery said. “So we’ve been lucky to have this class be here for four years and grow together.”

Although their first game against Silverton on December 2 was canceled due to ice, they will travel to Sherwood High School on December 6.

“Our goals for the season are to compete, play to the best of our abilities, and not let ourselves hinder our capabilities,” Sixta said.