The Appoquinimink girls basketball team has moved their Flight B success up a level to Blue Hen Conference Flight A play this season, currently sitting at 9-1 overall and 5-0 in Flight A games as of press time.


The Appoquinimink girls basketball team has moved their Flight B success up a level to Blue Hen Conference Flight A play this season, currently sitting at 9-1 overall and 5-0 in Flight A games as of press time.

The Jaguars are led in scoring by senior guard Amani Clark, an honorable mention all-state player last season averaging 16.2 points per game through Appo’s first 10 games this season.

The Middletown Transcript caught up with Amani before the Jaguars’ 62-36 win over Concord Thursday night to talk about the Jaguars’ success and how basketball is pretty much in her blood.

Q You’re in first place in Flight A right now and have only one loss overall this season, what in your opinion makes this team so good?

A I would definitely say intensity and defense. We all want to win and we go hard and a we have team chemistry.

 

Q You’ve made it look easy in a lot of games this year, but it’s not necessarily easy for this team. What keeps you all focused on the task at hand?

A States. That’s our main goal right now. We came up short in the tournament last year, and we have the key components to win it, so that’s our main goal.

 

Q It seems that you and Ashley Smith really work well in the back court together, why are you able to work so well together.

A We know each other like we know the back of our hands, but that goes back to the chemistry we all have as a team. We know where each other will be, we know when and where to get the ball to each other. That goes beyond just me and Ashley.

 

Q How long have you been playing basketball and how did you get into it?

A I’ve been playing since maybe 7 or 8 years old. My dad and my brothers played and they put a ball in my hand ever since I can remember. Now I’m following in their footsteps.

 

Q What do you like about Appoquinimink High School aside from basketball?

A The environment, our classmates are so supportive of each other, the boys will come to our games and we’ll go their games. Everybody here is so supportive of what you’re doing.

E-mail Chris Stevens at chris.stevens@doverpost.com