BANGOR – It’s been a struggle for Bangor girls hoops in recent years.
But not this year.
“I knew from the start of last year that we had something special,” guard Rowan Andrews said.
It’s been a complete 180 from last year, the Rams have gone from bottom feeders to contenders.
“I think we’re better at understanding each other’s strengths and weaknesses and we’re really using that to our advantage now,” guard Olivia Sharrow said.
Natural progression always take place and with some encouragement you got yourself a solid basketball team.
“He is very encouraging even if its in very animated way,” forward Abby Houghton said.
It’s only Joe Nelson’s second year as the Rams head coach. The way he communicates with the lady Rams, it’s as if he’s been here for years….well because he has.
“The mission at Bangor High School is unbelievable I get to coach as good kids as there is around,” Nelson said.
After spending 15 plus years under Bangor legend Roger Reed, Nelson spent a few as an assistant for girls head coach Joe Johnson.
Years later, he and the Rams are carrying on the winning legacy Red Barry Gymnasium has come to expect.
“It’s really the girls success they’ve done terrific they’ve practice hard and I think they’ve worked to become better basketball players,” Nelson said.
Tournament time is the great unknown, you just never know who’s going to raise that gold ball. One would be great, two….that’d be special.
“The boys are looking really good too so it would be really cool to come home with two,” guard Libby Fleming said.