Posted On: 12/3/18 9:00 AM

The Whitney Young Girls Basketball team opened the Chicago Elite Classic this past weekend against perennial powerhouse Montverde Academy, and it didn’t go the way that the Lady Dolphins had hoped. Young suffered its first loss of the season 55-48, but there were still a few things that I noticed throughout the game that show why this team will still be a favorite to compete for a State Championship.

1. Strong leadership from Upperclassmen:

Whitney Young has had constant success over the past several years, so these upperclassmen know what it takes to win. Seniors such as Kyla Jones and Fernanda Sousa are both very mature players that the younger Lady Dolphins can lean on. Jones is a 5’9’’ Guard that can get into the lane with ease and finish strong at the rim. She also loves to get teammates involved with her excellent court vision. Sousa, on the other hand, is as consistent of a shooter that you will find. Her deep range from the outside draws opponents beyond the three point line, and allows her to take them off the dribble. Junior Kayla Green is a 5’6’’ Point Guard who can really be used in a few different

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