By: Jill Wunrow (@JillWunrow)
GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The long awaited day is finally here.
The Green Bay women's basketball team tipped off its first practice of the
2012-13 season under the leadership of new head coach Kevin Borseth Tuesday evening Oct. 2 at the Kress Events Center.
"It's exciting just to be back on the
court with these girls and a new coach and begin our journey to see where the
season takes us," said senior Adrian Ritchie (De Pere, Wis.)
"There are a lot of similarities like
past practices but maybe just more emphasis on the little things," senior Sarah
Eichler (Grafton, Wis.) said. "It was definitely more intense with less down
Under a new NCAA rule, for women
only, teams are allowed to start practice 40 days before their first regular
season game and can have 30 practices within the same timeframe. Regardless of
how early or late the Phoenix can hit the court; the team is ready to work hard
for what it hopes will be its 15th consecutive regular season Horizon League
"Every year the senior class doesn't
want the streak to end on their watch and it's no different this year," Ritchie
said. "We are going to work just as hard and bring the same intensity every day
so we too can hang a banner."
Practice began with a few fundamental
drills followed by intense, competitive team sequences which included a lot of
talking and teaching from both coaches and the players themselves, something
that was instilled during Borseth's first tenure with the Phoenix.
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the Kress Events Center.
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