Falcons want to see full effort translate to great play
By Jacob Heid
AMHERST — The Amherst girls’ basketball team got the season going Nov. 6 with the first official practice of the 2023-24 season.
After finishing last season with a 9-16 overall record and a sixth-place finish in the CWC-East, Head Coach Brandon Trzebiatowski has seen the energy in practice. He hopes that translates to the court to compete in the conference.
“So far we’ve been coming out with a lot of energy. We’re looking like everyone wants their spot,” Trzebiatowski said at a Nov. 8 practice. “Like I told them in the beginning of the year, nobody has a spot until it’s earned.”
He wants the team to improve on a few things throughout the season. One is working as a collective group and playing with 100% effort every night.
“Team unity and playing with heart, just going all out,” were a few things Trzebiatowski laid out. “There is no half-speed. We just want to go all out.”
The Falcons return a few key players from last season to set the mold of the starting lineup.
Scout Spadoni and Tatum Maves, two seniors returning for Trzebiatowski, will help lead on the floor for the Falcons.
Spadoni was a second-team all-CWC East player last season at 15.9 PPG.
“Our main returner, of course, is probably Scout Spadoni. We got Tatum Maves back at the guard. We have Olivia Davis, that had a lot of playing time last year. Our guard play, they all played some JV some varsity last year, so we’ll see how they step up this year.”
Amherst kicks off the season on the road at Little Chute tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m.