SOUTH PASADENA — With an absolute minimum of varsity experience on its roster, the Flintridge Prep girls' basketball team may need the better part of the summer to get up to speed.
That's something second-year Rebels Coach Todd Frost has anticipated, and, accordingly, he took his team's 26 turnovers and 21% field-goal shooting in stride during its 30-22 loss to Prep League-rival Westridge on Tuesday in the South Pasadena Summer League.
"The goal in the summer is to try and get better," said Frost, whose only varsity returner, senior-to-be guard Kristin Shum, had a nice all-around game with nine points and game-highs of nine rebounds and six steals. "There's a lot of girls here who have never played varsity basketball. …You've got to expect those mistakes, those things are gonna happen. You can't get too flustered or frustrated by that at this point because they're learning, they're trying to get better."