Varsity Girls Basketball Become Area Champs After Defeating Summit

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Dallas Johnson, Staff Writer

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The Varsity Girls Basketball team defeated the Waxahachie Indians 59-52 on Feb. 6, to extend their undefeated streak at home to three years over 44 games.

“We expect to win here,” Assistant Coach Jeannette Mitchell said. “Every team from Freshmen to Varsity goes out there and plays their best trying to win in every game they play.”

The last regular season game was also senior night.

“I know it wasn’t my last game of the season, so I wasn’t emotional,” senior Lauryn Thompson said. “When we get back in the state championship game and I realize this is it, I’m sure it will hit me.”

The team finished with a season record of 34-2.

“I’m proud of the team for playing well,” Thompson said. “Even though we played great, we haven’t got the result we want: a state championship.

Last year the team lost in the final championship game in the state playoffs.

“A lot of teams talked trash about us,” senior London Scott said. “That motivated us to show everyone we’re better than them even if they don’t want to believe it.”

Currently the girls team is ranked first in state and twelfth in the nation.

“This is our year to win it all,” Thompson said. “We’ve been working hard and playing well; we’re the best team in the state.”

The team has made it to playoffs every year since the school opened in 2004.

“Girls basketball has a long history of tradition here,” Mitchell said. “We’ve had a lot of talented girls come through the program.”

After defeating the Everman Bulldogs on Feb. 12, at Burleson High School for the bidistrict round, the team won against Summit Feb. 15 to become area champs.

“Anybody can be beaten,” Scott said. “We have to bring our best every game we play, or we could lose and be out.”

The team will face Crowley on Feb. 19 at 6 p.m, at Wilkerson Greines, in Fort Worth.

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