Glacier Peak girls basketball continues to improve

In the Glacier Peak girls basketball team’s first 10 games this season, Alexyss Newman averaged 12.6 points per contest. In the Grizzlies’ final 11 games of the regular season, she increased her average to 17.8. Her improvement has been a key factor in Glacier Peak’s success.

“She was a transfer from Arizona, and the more she plays with us, the more comfortable she gets, and (her teammates) get more comfortable around her,” Grizzlies coach Brian Hill said after his team’s win over Kamiak on Jan. 31. “She’s no longer a stranger to the team, and she’s doing a great job.”

Glacier Peak fought through a tough early-season schedule and early inconsistencies to finish the regular season with a 15-6 record and in second place in Wesco 4A. The Grizzlies play Lake Stevens on Thursday for the 4A Northwest District championship.

“Every game we’re getting better,” Hill said. “I think the season will run out before we’re done peaking, unfortunately. As long as we continue to get better and do what we do, we can be a tough team.”

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