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James Irwin girls' basketball hopes to snap out of yearly losing slump, but that might take some time

By Chhun Sun, 01/09/18, 6:30AM MST


Don't feel sorry for the James Irwin girls' basketball team.
The Jaguars are aware of their situation and know their past is littered with losses.
And once again, they're struggling this season with no seniors on the roster.
Before Monday's nonconference game against Pueblo Centennial, the Jaguars were 2-4 after snapping a four-game losing streak last Saturday thanks to an overtime win over Rye.
Last season, they finished with seven wins - the second most in school history. And the Jaguars might have another long, tough season ahead of them.
They play in a Tri-Peaks League that boasts three teams - Lamar, St. Mary's and Colorado Springs Christian School - ranked in the top four of the state's Class 3A rankings.
"We have to start growing more and working harder," James Irwin point guard Krystina Hagood said.
As a sophomore, she's the most experienced Jaguar. She plays on a couple travel teams, and she's clearly the go-to player because of her ball handling skills, long-range jump shots and 21-points per game average - which ranks her second in 3A. Read rest of article