Girls basketball makes it two straight with win against Northwest


Girls coach Mike Bailey knew that he had a chance to have a special team this year.

He was returning all five starters from last season and, with some much uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, having experience was something that couldn’t be replaced.

“This year’s team is the most experienced team that I have had in my four years.  We returned all of our starters, which made it easier to get prepared for the start of this season,” Bailey said.

It’s paying off.

The girls team has won two straight, and three of its first four after defeating Northwest 57-28 on Tuesday.

Balance has been key to North’s success so far. In three of the four games, there has been a different leading scorer.

AmUnique Cavitt leads North in scoring averaging 12.7 points per game. She also leads in assists at three per game. Noel Brown lead in block shots averaging four per game and Guadalupe Urbina leads in rebounds averaging 3.5 per game.

“The girls have been good at recognizing who has the best opportunity to score against the opposing team’s defense and who is having a good shooting game by getting her the ball,” Bailey said.

For Brown and her teammates, hard work and persistence is starting to show up in the win column.

“I feel really happy that we are finally winning games,” Brown said. “We have put in a lot of work and effort for our wins.”