Fond du Lac girls improved as season progressed
By: Tyler Korby, Pine Journal
CLOQUET, Minn. – At the start the season, the Fond du Lac Ojibwe girls basketball team lost a number of games by 15, 20 or even 30 points at times. However, first-year head coach Ken Fox knew if his girls kept working hard, they would improve.
And that’s exactly what the Ogichida girls basketball team did.
Even though FDL was defeated 55-16 by Cherry in the first round of the Section 7A tournament to close out their season, the girls finished their year strong with an 8-12 record. The Ogichida, against those same opponents who beat them by 15, 20 and even 30 points earlier, battled until the end and only lost by a handful of points in their rematches at the end of the year.
Now that’s improvement – and it didn’t make anyone more proud than Fox.
“We had a lot of young girls and we were quite inexperienced,” he said. “But the girls worked hard all year long and definitely improved over the course of the season.”
FDL, an independent tribal school, knocked off a number of other tribal schools throughout the year. However, they are looking to become more competitive, add more section games to their schedule and hopefully join a local conference in the near future.
With the loss of just a pair of seniors, the Ogichida will return a number of athletic girls to their roster next year and hopefully see more improvement than ever.
“Our goal is to become more competitive for next season,” said Fox. “And we definitely have a lot of young girls coming back to the program.”
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