New Year, Same Success

John Perez

Staff Writer, Lake Worth Campus

The Lady Panthers basketball team is showing no signs of slowing down to start the New Year. The team is currently ranked 12th in the nation, and they are enjoying a 13-game win streak that began on December 15, 2016. The Lady Panthers also boast a 19-2 overall record, and are 8-0 in intra-conference play. According to Head Coach Kris Ruffo, no student should be surprised by the team’s stretch of excellence.

     Ruffo believes that her Lady Panthers are made for this type of success because of their balanced roster. Ruffo praised her transfer students, talented local players, and skilled freshman for working together seamlessly on the court. Ruffo knew that if her team “stayed healthy and the stars aligned, a special season would come out of it.” Ruffo credits her coaching staff as well, raving about how the “coaches’ preparation gave the team the effort and energy it needed.”

The Lady Panthers and their coaching staff have a firm understanding of the magnitude of their impressive season. However, Ruffo assures that “everyone is taking it day by day and enjoying the process and ride.” Ruffo reached a personal achievement along with the team’s incredible run, collecting her 350th career win earlier this season. Ruffo is grateful that she was able to “reach this great milestone with these great players and great coaches.”