By Tim O’Malley
The Nordheim Lady Pirates are back in the gym learning basic mathematics and reading as it applies to basketball, and they only have until January 12 to put it all together before their first district game.
The Lady Pirates started a little slow in the beginning with five losses before they started to see any wins. Currently, they are 4-8.
Nordheim coach Randy Castillo said, “We go in with the mind set this is going to be a loss and our playing reflects what we believe.”
The Lady Pirates do not lack size and have a strong defensive presence on the court.
“I want my players to be a pest and force the other team to make mistakes. Our defensive girls can do that. We can read the opponents offense but once that shot goes up we have a tendency to watch the ball instead of boxing them out,” said Castillo.
There is not one particular player that really stands out in terms of performance.