After an upset victory over one of the toughest teams in the league last week, the Mahwah Girls Basketball team is poised to enter the second half of its season strong, new coach Alan Clements said Wednesday.
“In the second game of the season, RiverDell beat us,” Clements said. “So, for us to come back and beat them [in a game last week] was big.”
The Lady T-Birds upset RD 44-35 on Jan. 17. The team knocked the Hawks down from an impressive 12-1 record.
And, after another win against Cliffside Park this week, the Mahwah High School team has improved its record to 10-4.
“We had a few bumps early on in the season,” Clements said. “But, we don’t run a summer program, and most of these other schools do. So really, those first few games were like our summer program,”
The team was also learning Clements’ style, he said. The new coach started this year.
“I think they are adjusted now and believe in it,” he said. “But, they have only become so successful because of the way the team has gelled.”
With the season about halfway over, Clements said he feels the team is poised to make an impressive showing in the second half.
“They just work really hard, and they want to do well,” Clements said. “Now, we are just working toward the state sectional tournament. We want to win it, that’s our goal."
In the coming week, continue to check Patch for mid-season updates on the township’s Varsity sports teams.