OHS Girls Basketball team looking for a comeback


Jerome Stransky

Holly Buytaert directing her team against Farmington on Friday Dec. 17

Jerome Stransky

The Owatonna Girls Basketball team has started their season a little rough but are hoping to turn it around as they start the stretch of 2022. The Huskies rotation mainly consists of upperclassmen. The girls team is led by team captains seniors Holly Buytaert, Audrey Simon, Arianna Shornock and Taylor Schlauderaff. 

 Schlauderaff has been key to the girls defense as well as being able to put the ball in the hoop.   Buytaert has been handed the role of running the offense and has led the team in points scored as well, Buytaert’s skill of passing the ball and putting it on target at the right time has been crucial for the team. As for the post, Lexi Mendenhall and Simon support the team as they help defensively and offensively in the paint. 

This year’s team consists of 10 seniors, all being able to contribute to the team in some way, whether they are a starter, role player or by being a hype bench player. Head coach Lindsey Hugstad-Vaa said, “This year we have 10 seniors out on the team. It is very rare to have so many seniors and we are excited to have so much experience coming back.” This goes to show how good the chemistry is on this team.

The Girls Basketball team has a great team chemistry, mainly because they have been playing together since they were little kids. Schladuderaff said, “We have team dinner, bus rides we all hang out and sing, and we also have a holiday tournament where we spend the night and do a bunch of team bonding.” These are what makes a team play together by having them bond and create that chemistry.

The team plays a conference game at Rochester Mayo against the Spartans on Friday, Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m.