AHS Girls Basketball Gives back to Teachers

Seth Ray and Jacoby Cefalu

The Arrowhead girls basketball team has taken a step off the court and into the classroom as they recognize the teachers at Arrowhead. The girl’s team held a Teacher Appreciation night for their game on Friday, January 15th versus rival Oconomowoc. 

Senior player, Jenna Erickson says, “We are looking forward to continuing our journey this season and hoping to play with each other all the way through the tournament.” 

The State Tournament begins on February 12th with a matchup and location of the game still unknown. If the girls were to make it to the Championship Game, they would be playing their last game on February 27th. 

Varsity Assistant Coach Cheryl Bonlender says, “Leading up to that day, the Girls Basketball players each wrote teachers thank yous for their dedication, commitment, and support.” 

On the day of the game, treats were dropped off in the teachers lounge for the teachers to pick up and enjoy as they taught during the day. In addition, all teachers were provided with a link to watch the nightly basketball game for free. 

With Covid still limiting the number of spectators, the teachers were not able to attend the game in person. That did not stop the girls from showing their appreciation during the game. 

Bondlender says, “To start the Varsity game, seniors Jenna Erickson and Phoebe Frentzel also said a thank you to teachers who were watching from home, and the team all waved to the camera.”

With the season over half way done, Erickson says, “As a team we are trying to find the best version of ourselves every single day no matter if it’s practice or a game and we are trying to stay together as long as we can.”

The Arrowhead women’s team is currently ranked 8th in the state in division 1 according to wissports.net coaches poll. For the week of January 24th-31st, matchups include games against Kettle Moraine on Tuesday the 26th, Waukesha West on Friday the 29th  and Mukwonago on Saturday the 30th.