Jackson girls basketball team is on a ‘good trajectory’

Duane Morris is excited about the possibilities ahead for the Jackson girls basketball team, which is in second place in Wesco 4A with a 4-1 record (6-4 overall).

“I’m feeling great about where we’re sitting and where we can be at the end of the season,” said Morris, the Timberwolves’ coach. “I think we’re on a good trajectory because we’ve identified areas we need to improve, and we’ve given a lot of attention to those particular things, especially on the defensive side of the ball.”

Olivia Skibiel, a 6-foot-1 junior, has been a major part of the Timberwolves’ success. She averages 13.8 points per game.

“She’s having a great season,” Morris said. “She accepts coaching and tries to do things within the flow of our system. She’s put a lot of work in to improve in terms of skill and strength and confidence, and now she’s moving to the mental side of reading defenses and seeing the right basketball play in every circumstance. And her 3-point shooting has improved.”

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