Skyline’s girls are learning what it takes to be good — not just pretty good, but really good. A 55-33 victory over Fowler on Friday night is an encouraging sign for Coach Jimmy Lee.


Skyline’s girls are learning what it takes to be good — not just pretty good, but really good. A 55-33 victory over Fowler on Friday night is an encouraging sign for Coach Jimmy Lee.

“I think we played really well,” he said. “Every team early in the season has to find its identity. I think we found a way to play to be good.

“We fought that earlier,” he continued. “They didn’t quite comprehend how to play to be not just pretty good, but really good. Friday night, on the road, we were really good.”

Only senior Anna Petrowsky and junior Morgan Flowers have a lot of varsity experience. Janessa Davis played quite a bit early in the 2010-11 season and then, as a freshman, “she kinda slid,” according to Lee. Kadi Richardson played a little varsity ball last year, and in hindsight, Lee thinks he probably should have played her more.

He described this year’s team as very unselfish — important because they don’t have a go-to player.

“We have five kids playing five positions, and two coming off the bench. They can all score,” Lee said.

Davis led the Thunderbirds in scoring with 24 points, including 6 of 9 from the charity stripe, and brought down 7 rebounds. Kaitlyn Stark contributed 9 points, 8 assists and 3 rebounds and Alyssa Swonger had 8 points and 5 rebounds.

Morgan Flowers, Kadi Richardson, Anna Petrowsky and Shannon Neifert all made it into the scoring column.

The T-Birds will have eight or nine days when KSHSAA regulations forbid practice. They’ll come back to practice on Dec. 28 and are back in school Jan. 3, with a home game against Chase High School that evening.