Girls’ JV and Varsity basketball bring pride to the Shark Tank


Autumn Mann

Natalee Hoty takes the ball down the court as Vassar players try to steal the ball.

Olivia Good, Writer

The St. Louis junior varsity and varsity girl basketball teams had a decent start for their first week of games. The JV team played Breckenridge and Vassar and the Varsity team played the same opponents, in addition to Carrollton. 

The JV team played the Breckenridge Huskies Tuesday, Nov.  29. The girls suffered a tough loss by a score of 12-21. The team played very well for it being its first game. The team also played against the Vassar Vulcans Thursday, Dec. 1, and pulled out a big win by a score of 46-18. The top three scorers were freshmen Halle Hoyt with nine points, junior Olivia Good with nine points, and junior Emma Worthy with nine points including one three-pointer. 

Kylie Acker, who is one of the videographers for the basketball teams, commented, “I think this first week of games was really great. Even if they had a very slow or rough first half, the JV team always found a way to push through and always had a great second half. The team always did great at working as a team to achieve greatness. I am very excited to watch this team grow through the season and see what they can do for the rest of the season.”

The varsity team also played against Breckenridge, winning in overtime by a score of 45-40. Junior Josie Schrot led the team with 26 points and six three-pointers. She was followed by junior Natalee Hoyt with 12 points. 

The team also played against Vassar and won 36-29. The top three scorers on the night were junior Josie Schrot with 18 points and four three-pointers, junior Natalee Hoyt with eight points, and senior Laney Pestrue with six points, including one three-pointer. The girls ended the week by playing against Carrollton Friday, Dec. 2. The Sharks won 52-39. The top three scorers on the night were junior Josie Schrot with 16 points and five three-pointers, junior Natalee Hoyt with 11 points, and sophomore Zoey Clarke with seven points. 

Senior Laney Pesture commented, “This first week of games has been great. I am very proud of the work that everyone has put in at practice, and it is nice to see how that work can pay off at games. It has been a long time since the girl’s varsity team has had this great of a start of being 3-0. I know we will continue to get better, and I can not wait to see how this season goes.”

The JV team will be back in action playing Michigan Lutheran Seminary at home Thursday, Dec. 8. The varsity team will be back in action on the road playing Saginaw Arts and Science Academy Tuesday, Dec. 6, and Michigan Lutheran Seminary Friday, Dec. 9.