Williamston is beginning to buzz about the start by the Hornets’ girls basketball team. The squad has began this season 6-0 and appears poised to make big noise in the CAAC this season.
While Coach Pete Cool has had some good teams in the past, he said that the closeness of this team is what separates these Hornets from others he has coached.
“The team chemistry is unbelievable this year,” Cool said. “The girls really enjoy being together on and off the court.”
On Dec. 14, the Hornets picked up their sixth win of the season with a 64-30 win over Stockbridge. Sarah Schultz and Angela Maurer led the group with 12 points each and Laura Rosekrans added 10.
Rosekrans and fellow senior Tara Harris are captains this season and are a major reason why this team has bonded so quickly.
“They have not put themselves up on a pedestal,” Cool said. “They can be approached very easily.”
In Williamston’s six wins, it has yet to allow more than 46 points in a game. The team’s closest call came against Ionia on Nov. 30, when the Hornets prevailed, 45-43.
It’s been the ideal start for the Hornets, but their schedule is about to get tougher quickly. On Dec. 21, Williamston travels to Portland, who is also off to an undefeated start. A game with a tough Haslett team looms on Jan. 15 too.
To keep his team fresh and focused, Cool has made sure to give his team rest during a long season.
“We start in November and end in February or March,” Cool said. “You want to work hard while you’re there, but at the same time, I want to give them time to do fun things.”
Whatever Cool is doing seems to be working so far.