Bonneville High School offers a variety of sports to help students become more involved such as basketball, football, soccer, volleyball, and many more. One of the many sports offered at BHS is girls basketball. Basketball has three teams: c-team, junior varsity, and varsity. With the season recently kicking off, a few players were eager to share their basketball journeys.
Sage Hansen, one of the dedicated players on the junior varsity (JV) team, was interviewed about her experience in basketball. Hansen’s interest in basketball started back when she was in sixth grade after seeing some of her friends on the team. According to Hansen, having “friends on the team” can make it all the more enjoyable, especially when it is a close friend. She currently plays post; however, she has played one other position, guard/forward, in the past. Over the years, Hansen’s unbreakable work ethic has evolved her into the athlete she is now. Besides the Bonneville team, Hansen favors Salt Lake City’s Utah Jazz. Hansen enjoys Utah Jazz, “because it’s the closest to me, so it is easier to go and watch.” Even though she does not have a favorite player, Hansen still enjoys sitting on the sidelines watching the Jazz succeed.
Another player on the JV team is freshman Taylor Smith. Although Smith mostly plays shooting guard, she often rotates positions due to her versatility. When she was younger, she played post. Smith has been playing basketball since she was five; however, she fell in love with the game at the age of seven and has loved it ever since. Smith was inspired to play because her dad and brothers played when they were younger. When asked who her favorite player was, Smith replied “My favorite basketball player is Kelsey Plum because my favorite college team is [The Washington Huskies], and she went there to play.”
Getting to know these players and seeing how much work they put into making the team is inspirational. They did everything that they could do to help themselves prepare for this season. With all of these dedicated girls on the team this year this season is going to be a good one with a couple of wins. Go Bees!