“We need to continue getting better with each practice and each game. The girls are coming together and believe in each other,” Baroody said. “We’re starting to play our best basketball of the year.”
The Indians have won nine of their past 12 games. Their three losses in that span were to from CVAC rivals Beekmantown, Plattsburgh and Saranac.
“I think we’re finding each other’s strengths and developing our skills,” Mary said. “We’re taking all of our talents and putting it toward all four quarters of basketball.”
Making a run in the playoffs is on the top of the Indians’ priority list, and is an expectation for the end of the season.
“We need to finish the season on a strong note and roll into sectionals with confidence and skill,” Mary said. “We want to win.”
Making a playoff push means more than winning games for Meghan and Mary. This will be the last time the two sisters will be on the same court together.
“It’s going to be sad to leave after playing with Meghan for a year,” Mary said. “We’re going to make the season last as long as we can.”
Mary had the utmost respect for her sister when asked what kind of player she thought Meghan was.
“Meghan is a very passionate, competitive player in the way she works hard every day and out of season.” Mary said. “She took on her sophomore role very maturely and I’m proud of her.”
Meghan did not want the thought of her sister leaving to be put in her head just yet.
“It doesn’t feel real. Until it happens I don’t want to think about it,” Meghan said. “I watch her sometimes and say, ‘wow she is really good,’ I feel lucky I got to play with her.”