The Bothell Lady Cougs opened their season on November 30th with a road trip to Wentachee to take on the Eastmont Wildcats. It was a solid 42-23 win for the varsity team. JV battled it out, but ultimately fell to the Wildcats… After the games, both teams enjoyed a spaghetti feed hosted by Eastmont before boarding the bus back home. It was a great team building experience for all.
June 21st -23rd was a fantastic weekend for the Bothell Girls Basketball program. We had an impressive turnout of both returning players and incoming freshman, excited to play in the Kings Summer Shootout basketball tournament.
Bothell went 3-1 in the tournament, losing just one nail biter against Lake Stevens. The team had solid wins against Arlington, Holy Names and Kamiak. It was a great team building weekend for the girls… Excitement is building for the upcoming school year…
During the months of March, April, and May the Bothell Girls Basketball team will have open gym time Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9pm*. During this time, both the weight room and the gym will be open for girls who want to come and work on their game or their strength during the off season. During this time our coaching staff is only allowed to supervise so girls will be in charge of their own growth and improvement.
We look forward to our continued opportunity to grow! Hope to see you all there!
*If no girls arrive by 7:30 the coaching staff will assume no one is coming and will lock up the gym.
Over the summer, the girls basketball team did many events together on and off the court. One of the team favorites was our face painting station we hosted at the Bothell Parade!
Hope you all had a great summer! Go Cougs!
We have an exciting opportunity coming up on June 9th for girls in the Bothell Feeder program – a basketball camp for grades 3rd-8th!
Click below to download the 2018 camp flyer:
Our Spring tournaments and open gyms are just around the corner. Current 8th grade soon-to-be Cougars are invited to join the Varsity Team for these events.
Email us with questions at: email@example.com
It was a season of big changes for the Lady Cougs! A new coaching staff and a fresh group of girls gained a lot of experience on the court and began to define what this program will become after losing a bevy of talented and accomplished seniors from the year before.
We could not be more proud of the work and effort our girls displayed through the ups and downs of a long season. We also could not be more excited for the upcoming season, as we build upon those experiences and look forward to new challenges! Let’s go, Lady Cougs!
The Long Race
You could almost compare the length of a season to a marathon, so many barriers to push through along the way, falls to overcome, and hills to climb … and just when you reach the top of one you see the next hill there before you, blocking your run to the finish. And you can’t skip ahead, you can’t run mile 22 without first running mile 10 & 17, you can’t push too hard or your’ll burn out early and have no energy for that final push to the finish. You’ve trained physically all year, but they say 90% of finishing is in your head.
“Good physical training is important. But what goes on in your head will determine whether you’ll win or lose, whether you’ll be able to break through a psychological barrier or not – and whether you’ll hold a medal in your hands and smile with satisfaction at the end.”
These were the first big hill of the race and the team climbed it with focus and determination. These last 4 conference games included a thrilling overtime victory against Skyline on their home court and beating cross-town rival Woodinville and Inglemoor at BHS to end up a perfect 14-0 in conference, something that hadn’t been done at Bothell in 19 years. That’s right – you have to go back to the last century to find a BHS girls team that went undefeated in conference! What a run!
From there the team could see the next big hill in front of them – the KingCo Playoffs, where Game 1 slotted them against Skyline, the team that pushed BHS to OT just weeks earlier. And rise to the occasion they did, marking down a W for game 21 of the season, helped by a season high 30 points by Corosdale. One mile closer.
Thursday night 6:30PM KingCo Championship game vs Woodinville could be the top of that second hill that stands in our way. Last year we were able to win and move forward – will we be able to do it again in 2017? From what I saw in mile 21 – the team looks prepared, hungry and ready to achieve victory over this hill and push on.
Words to Live By:
Trust your coach.
Trust your team.
Wednesday night the Bothell Girls looked determined & focused as if they had a plan and were going to execute on it. They played great defense on the Wolves top player, forcing her away from her dominant left hand, were quick to close her out with a hand up to protect from her outside jumper, and defended the screens well with nice jump help. Bothell has continued to run the floor well – every game a bit more aggressive than the last – the outlet passes are zinging up the court after turnovers and rebounds and we are getting plenty of easy layups as a result.
— Bothell Cougar Fan (@Num1BothellFan) January 12, 2017
After first quarter it was all tied at 10 as the teams settled in, but Jones and the team turned up the pressure in Q2 and lead 29-19 at half. Marxen had 11 for Eastlake including three 3s and Jones 14 for Bothell at half. The third quarter saw Eastlake cut into the Bothell lead – getting it to 6 at one point – but several fast breaks later Bothell had extend the lead to 43-30 going into the final quarter. As Eastlake tried to make a 4th quarter run hitting several deep 3s, Bothell extended their defense to protect against the outside threat which then allowed several Eastlake layins, cutting the Bothell lead again to 6 with 2:23 left. Eastlake could get no closer as Bothell then finished it out at the line – hitting 18 of 22 for 82%. Final score 68-53. Continue reading Bothell Outpaces Eastlake – Moves to 11-1