Submitted by Dan Gilmore
The Fulton Storm girls’ basketball teams officially started practice in September after a lot of summer work preparing for the long season ahead.
There was great interest in the program this year. There were two fifth-sixth grade teams, three seventh-eighth grade teams and even one third-fourth-grade team that played in games and tournaments.
All the Fulton teams focused on the basic fundamentals of basketball, such as shooting, ball-handling, passing and defense. These along with basic offensive and defensive concepts will give the student athlete the skills and knowledge necessary to be competitive at the high school level.
All the Fulton teams combined earned a record of 107-38. Fulton won 13 tournaments and had good showings at all of the tournaments the teams entered.
The girls showed steady improvement as the travel season went on, even though the girls had to balance school, school basketball and other activities. The Fulton Storm is proud of all the girls for working hard, being dedicated and being team players.
A special thanks to all the coaches, parents, sponsors, and Jerry Schremp for making this season and the Fulton Tournament a success.
Fulton’s home tournament had 15 teams participate this year, up from last year. It hopes to grow again next year.
Fulton took home first place in the fifth-sixth and seventh-eighth divisions.
The Fulton Storm always is looking to grow and is focused on the development of each individual player.
Once again some talented eighth-graders will be moving on next year. Those players are Mckenna Chesbro, Mallori Kitts, Alexandra Mosquesda, Erin Nicholson, Cara Smith and Brianna Squier.