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Editor’s Note: This Athlete diary was written before Huntingtown’s 47-37 victory over McDonough and Wednesday’s 88-16 loss to North Point.

We played Leonardtown [last] Monday. It was Coach [Felicia] Hall’s first game back. This game was not one of our best games.

Like I said last week, Mondays are tough nights to play. It’s hard to come out because it’s the beginning of the week and you are not in the swing of your weekly routine.

We fell victim to the Monday blues, we came out very flat and never had rhythm throughout the game.

Basketball is like dancing. In order to learn a dance step, you must perform the same moves and steps and you must maintain a rhythm. This holds true when you shoot free throws and layups. Unfortunately, we don’t always use the same moves or steps when we shoot them.

We had our second win [last Wednesday] against Thomas Stone. Man, it felt great.

We played as a team. Everything was just flowing together. We are still missing free throws and layups, but our defense is stepping up. We are more aggressive and intense.

I can’t believe it’s our last week of the regular season. The unfortunate part is that we have games on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Monday and Wednesday are away games against McDonough and North Point. Friday is our last regular season home game, which is our senior night against Great Mills.

Before this game, the seniors (Liana Aguirre, Morgan Daughtridge, Karlie Quinn, and of course me) always go out to dinner with coach Hall to celebrate their careers at Huntingtown High School.

McDonough’s game on Monday will be our second match-up. Since the first time we played them, we have connected more and bonded together as a team. Hopefully, we can pull out a win.

Not taking anything away from McDonough, but our North Point game will be a very tough game for us.

North Point has defeated every team in the Southern Maryland Conference so far this season. They have very athletic and well-rounded team.

Our focus as always is to get better during each possession.

It’s not about winning or losing, it’s about improving.

Amanda Johnson

Huntingtown senior