Girls basketball looking to recapture past glory


Chanel Brown has been the Chargers most consistent player this year

Roberto Amendariz, Staff Writer

St. Joseph’s girls’ varsity basketball team got off to a 4-3 start to its season, after going 4-1 at the Willowbrook Thanksgiving Tournament. Despite some hiccups in the middle of the season, the team is looking to make some noise as the playoffs approach.

Players like Aniyah Gray, who were willing to take almost 3 charges against Joliet Catholic, are willing to do anything to win and that’s what the Coaches like to see from their players and is what’s expected of them.

That type of attitude brings good things as especially exemplified by Chanel Brown and Deja Horn, who were both first Team All-Tournament at Willowbrook. The team is very skilled and has made it obvious in multiple occasions, thus they have a very hard schedule.

“That is the way we like it,” says Coach Jim Maley.

Together they’ve won 4 regionals and 1 sectional in the last 5 years. Coach Maley’s plan is to restart that streak this year after losing last year in a regional semifinal.

 Five JV players – including Lily Brown, Alexa Epps, Amber Brooks, Elise Estelle and Jada Neal – dress for Varsity at the moment but it’s expected by the Coaches that other players will be seeing more varsity time as the year progresses.

“We need to work harder on our shot selection. I know we have it in us as we do it at times. However, we go through lapses in games that cost us.” stated Coach Maley.

It can be expected that not only is the team going to improve their flaws but they’re going to improve from other years also by making it to state.