NHS Basketball Season Begins
The Nutley girls basketball team has started and is ready to get right into the season. Everyone that's involved is very excited for this to start considering the team was not sure if it was going to commence. All the girls are very excited that this is starting, although there's a lot of things they need to do to keep safe during COVID-19. We are all doing our part to keep safe. The coaches are also doing everything they need to keep safe because we do not want to see the season get shortened because someone gets sick.
The NHS girls basketball is starting practicing and getting in shape to go into the season. Thursday, will be the girls first game and they will be ready to start by then. They had many practices and running to be ready to start and play the best they can play. Stephanie Luberto is a junior at NHS and she is one of the captains this year, along with Mckenzie Albert. She said, “I’m excited. It’s good for all of us to finally be back together and get to play safely." She also says, “I think our season will last as long as we all are careful and follow the rules.”
Covid is a big factor in how basketball is run today and there are a lot of precautions needed. The team wears masks at practice and get temperatures taken before every practice and even got tested the first day. There is hand sanitizer all over the gym and the team practices social distancing as much as possible," says Luberto.
Although this season is much different than any other season that they might have had in the past, the team is still pushing through and playing their hardest. They have an amazing coaching staff that is helping them with whatever we need and making sure we all feel confident and comfortable with what they are doing. All four of their coaches are making sure they are in the best shape and making sure that all of the girls are happy with what is currently going on. "This year we are in the American division which is the highest division since we did so well last year. It’s going to be tough but we are working hard," Luberto said.