Dimond Basketball Season Is Promising

A.J. Dimond High School has both a boys and girls basketball program.

In the past few years, the girls team has always been good and the boys team seems to have struggled since their 2012 state championship.

The 2014-15 season looks promising for both the boys and girls as they have their eyes set on winning a state championship.

The boys team is led by Senior Muhamad Cole, and he has been happy with how the season has gone so far.

Cole has been playing basketball all his life and loves the game more than anything.

This is his third year on varsity, and he serves as one of the three team captains.

Cole said that his first two years on varsity, the team was not as good as he would have hoped, but this year he is confident that they have the ability to make it to the state tournament.

He said that although they are a young team, they have a lot of good players and playing time is very competitive.

Cole said, “I love basketball and this season means a lot to me so I hope I can make my team proud.”

Senior Ke’Ondre Davis said that this is his first year on varsity, and it is going better than he expected.

Davis said that he did not have any expectations going into the season other than he expects himself to perform at his very best.

“Since this is my first year on varsity, I was not sure how much playing time I was going to get but I have worked as hard as I could to earn my minutes on the court and so far I have been happy with how the season has gone,” said Davis.

He said that his favorite part about basketball is being able to get rebounds and steals, which are a couple of his best attributes as a player.

Davis said that he would love to end his senior year with a state championship, and he hopes that his team will be given the opportunity.

Senior Neno Martinez is one of the captains on the girls varsity basketball team and has high expectations for the rest of the season.

The Lady Lynx have only lost one conference game and have been a dominant force for the most part.

Martinez has played basketball for as long as she can remember and would love nothing more than to end her last year at Dimond with a state championship title.

“The team has been working extremely hard and we will keep working until we reach our goal,” said Martinez.

Both the boys and girls basketball seasons are about halfway through, and each team looks like they could have good chance at a state championship.