Following Rip women’s big win over the Bundy Bears in Round 11, we caught up with captain, Kris Langhorn to get her take on the new team on the block!
Congratulations on the win in Bundaberg, you had an impressive 35pt contribution. What do you feel was the reason you outplayed them from start to finish?
Thankyou, I believe our team had the best game of the season by far, we shot at 49% as a team which really helped us get the win.
Each player contributed in some way whether this be on the court or from the bench, it was a real team effort, and we worked together to pull out the win.
What were your expectations for the season? Have you fallen short or exceeded those?
Coming into the season I knew RipCity was a new club to the QBL. I just wanted to bring some experience, and pave a way, and have someone for the younger generation of players coming through to look up to. As a team the biggest thing was to really prove we belong in the QBL, I believe that we have shown especially with the Bundaberg game that there is great potential for the club in the future within in the QBL.
How has the playing group adjusted to playing at a much higher level as the season has progressed?
We have only had a full strength team for two games now, the Bundaberg game showed what great potential we have when we are not only at full strength, but when we all play together.
As a player leading such a young and inexperienced team, what is most important to keep the morale high following heavy losses?
We have a great bunch of girls in the team, obviously each week we try and improve from the last, unfortunately those heavy losses play a part, but I think the biggest thing for our team is just taking each week and game at a time, we have shown we can compete and win. If our team starts getting negative or down, the statistics show we don’t play well together and this is where our heavy losses come into it, personally I try stay as positive as I can on and off the court, to ensure the team sticks together.
Do you have a specific pre-game ritual?
I personally do not have a pre-game ritual, previously it was a boost juice before games (haha), now it is just to get a good warm-up and try to lead the team as best I can.