The Sussex Academy girls’ basketball team scrimmaged Milford Nov. 21 at home. The JV opened the scrimmage with two quarters, then the varsity teams played game situation for over an hour of back-and-forth action.
“The scrimmage showed us where our team needs to improve,” said Sussex Acadmey head coach Cody White. “We were missing key players to early injuries and being out of town, but I was impressed with new additions Riley Pettyjohn and Hannah Lydic. Bella Kwan showed she is still a leader on the court. Key roles will be from Bella Kwan and Bella Guckes, Nicole DiAmico, Tabitha Curry and returner Alyssa Oscar.”
“We faced a talented Milford team, and we learned some of our strengths and weaknesses,” Kwan said. “We’re a young team full of potential, and I look forward to contributing to the team’s growth.”
“In our scrimmage, we were able to learn things about new players and get all of the butterflies out for the season,” said Sussex Academy junior Nicole DiAmico. “We have a young team this season with lots of potential, and I am looking forward to growing together.”
“I believe we could have a very successful season,” White said. “We don’t count our success by W’s and L's, but by growing as a team and understanding the game of basketball. Our conference will be tough, but the team will fight every game and never give up. We practice every day with everything the team has and try to put it all into play in the games, and we learn from our mistakes and rebuild for each game.”
The Seahawks will open the season Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Woodbridge, while the Bucs will open Wednesday, Dec. 4, at home with Middletown.