MT. PLEASANT—For the North Sanpete girls’ basketball team, the going has been tough over the last few years.
In 2021, the going will get tougher, so the Lady Hawks will need to get going.
The Lady Hawks have gone 7-38 since 2019, with five of those wins coming against either Maeser Prep Academy or American Leadership Academy (ALA). With Maeser Prep back in 2A and ALA in a different region, the time for North Sanpete to improve is now.
After graduating only one senior in Melissa Murillo, Coach Taylor Christensen’s squad returns one senior to this year’s lineup in Eryn Briggs, who averaged 7.16 points per game last season and will be the leader of the team. Briggs is backed up by a sizable junior class that has had plenty of varsity experience from the beginning.
“I’m excited about this group,” Christensen said. “I have been coaching this group for the last couple of years, and they have some good varsity experience under their belts. I’m excited to see what they can accomplish.”
North Sanpete’s schedule will test them. While they won’t be in any tournaments, the Lady Hawks will have non-region contests against the likes of Summit Academy, Cedar City and Carbon, before getting into the thick of Region 14.
North Sanpete opened their season at home on Friday against Maeser Prep.