Selflessness: what the Bowie Lady Jackrabbits believe is the key to their success this year.
Bowie junior, Kamryn Cantwell says, “We don’t really have a selfish person at all. I think all of our main goal is just to win. Nobody really cares about who has the ball, where it goes. I really think that that’s our main focus this year. It’s just winning, and that’s worked for us.”
It’s worked for them so far. They’re winning, and they’re winning a lot. In fact, they’ve only lost one game. They sit at 31-1 on the season. They’ve won 26 straight.
“Obviously always winning is always a lot of fun. This year Coach Hall, he’s been a blast, of course, as you can see. He has a very fun personality. I think he’s made it really fun for all of us, and we’ve really enjoyed this season,” adds Cantwell.
In his first year of coaching the Bowie Lady Rabbits, the girl’s can’t say enough good things about Coach Chuck Hall.
Senior Henslee Ogle explains, “He’s like the biggest jokester I’ve ever known. He makes us laugh every single day.”
“And he helps us a lot. He’s really developed us as a player, and I think that’s what’s helped our success so much, he’s really helped each and every one of us as individuals,” says Cantwell.
A pair of Lady Rabbits are hopping their way into the Bowie record books. Senior Addy Cook and Cantwell are averaging a combined 34 points per game.
“I’ve played with Addy for a really long time, there’s nobody that plays like she does. We’ve just been playing together for so long that I just feel like we kind of have a feel for each other. We know each other’s capabilities, and I think we really know how to pick one another up and I think that’s really helped us a lot.”
Hall continues, “They cause a lot of problems for the opposition because of those two skill sets they bring into the game. Kam’s a real good three-point shooter, Addy is – I call her a slasher – she loves that word. She’s a person that can get to the basket and contort her body in ways that she can dodge contact and get shots off. And I think that’s a God-given talent, and they’ve worked hard to develop that talent to where it can be an advantage for us.”
The Lady Rabbits haven’t played many close games. In fact, they’ve only played one, and it was the game they lost. But they don’t feel unprepared to face tougher teams in their playoff run.
“We have a big target on our back, everybody wants to beat us because we are thirty and one, but we have to do us!” says Cook.