“These girls give 100 percent on the court, but they give 200 percent in the classroom. They really work hard,” said Elgin “Al” Jenkins, head coach of the Main South girls varsity basketball team.
According to Jenkins, 80 percent of the girls on both the varsity and junior varsity basketball teams are on their school’s honor roll.
“That’s what I’m most proud of: their grades,” said Jenkins, who is in his third year coaching the team.
Composed of girls from Claremont Academy and University Park schools, the Cougars have been to the Central Mass. Division 4 tournament the past two seasons, finishing last year 11-9.
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