The Bow Valley Bobcats junior girls basketball team has come a long way over the course of the season according to head coach Kris Nielson.
"We started off teaching them what the key was and how many seconds you could be in there, and what the three point line was. And now we're running different zone offences and all sorts of motion offences and defensive sets. It's impressive to watch the girls progress."
The quick learners have only lost one Rocky View League game, tying them for second place in the league with a 5-1 record.
At this point in the season, Nielson said the team's focus is on the upcoming playoffs. Seeding is the key.
"Going forward here with both our Rocky View playoffs and with the zone playoffs, we want to be able to win the games that we need to in order to get a decent seeding in order to see the right teams at the right times."
Right now, the team has hit a little bit of a hiccup, with five girls out with the flu.
"That's a bit of a surprise. In the last couple of days that's transpired. We're hoping that we can have a full roster here. I suspect that's probably not likely, so the next thing is we hope we have enough for a team."
The Bobcats played the top ranked Cochrane Cobras at 4:00pm on Friday (February 10). The girls have one final game against the George McDougall Mustangs on February 15.