Women lay groundwork for strong season

The Lady Caps are sitting at 4-11 right now and are 1-6 in conference play.
Despite the struggles throughout the year, they have still have time to finish the season strong.
First year head coach Mike Loutzenheiser and assistant coach Melissa Patterson hope to turn the season around and finish strong.
Coach Loutzenheiser, better known as Coach Loutz, is not only new to coaching the girls basketball team, this is his first year at Broughton.
“I love Broughton. The tradition and heritage of Broughton is unmistakable. As a teacher and coach, it makes you appreciate the opportunity and hopefully, live up to the expectations,” said Coach Loutz.
“There are truly many things I enjoy about Broughton; the diversity, the tradition, the longstanding staff, community support, and architecture to just name a few. But the thing I enjoy most, is the history associated with this school,” said Coach Loutz.
“We are a fairly young, two seniors, five juniors, and five sophomores,” said Coach Loutz.
The Captains Tamia Parent and Jessica Dixon are the two seniors on the team and they lead, inspire the younger girls.
Although the Senior girls are the emotional leaders of the team, some of the younger players lead the team on the court.
Coach Loutz believes in a simple philosophy that focuses on being a smart team that plays hard every night.
“We want to play great defense and make teams work to score on us. Offensively, we want to be fast but not in a hurry, have a good shot selection, and take care of the basketball.
This philosophy has helped them beat some tough opponents like Cardinal Gibbons and Sanderson.
Each practice is separated into three different sections, Individual, Group, and Team periods.
“We usually start with some kind of warm-up then move into some group drills that focus on our offensive or defensive philosophy,” said Coach Loutz.