The depth and balance of this year’s girls’ basketball team is proving to be the main ingredient behind their success this year. The 13-1 Kodiaks are on track to completing the best season in school program history and capturing statewide attention as one of the best 2A teams in Colorado. Senior Sarina M. leads the offensive attack with 12 points per game, followed closely by Whitney R. ’21 with 11 ppg.
Super guards Kate G. ’20 (6 ppg) and Mia C. ’22 (8 ppg) are combining for 14 points each contest. Junior post players Alair F. and Bailey R. contribute at least 5 points each per game, and freshman phenom Cameron R. adds 3 ppg. Collectively the Kodiaks combine for 50 points a game while holding opponents to 27 points on the average with an efficient and hawkish defense that averages 17 steals. With 32 rebounds each outing, the girls are led on the boards by Whitney R. (7), Bailey R. (6), Mia C. (5), and Sarina M. (5).
The JV squad has contributed sound minutes in more than half the varsity games, establishing nerve while refining skills and game strategies. Coach Vicki Vaughan commented, “Each practice, each game, the JV players are mastering the fundamentals, game mindset, and defensive tenacity that is required of our program. I’m pleased with their progress and excited for the future of Kodiak basketball.”
As CSS heads into the final stretch of the regular season, several 3A opponents are on their radar. The girls host James Irwin on Tuesday night at 5:30 p.m. and travel to powerhouse CSCS on Saturday with JV at 1:00 and Varsity at 2:30 p.m. Wins against league opponents Thomas Maclaren on Friday night and Simla on Feb. 21 would secure a Black Forest League title for the 6-0 Kodiaks, a first in the history of the program.
“This team is special,” added Vaughan, “and has all the ingredients to win some titles this season. We must continue to stay focused, poised, and hungry. We have yet to play four quarters of Kodiak basketball, and the day that we put it all together–watch out! This is the deepest, most committed team I have coached at CSS. I look forward to seeing how this team closes out the season.”