Redhawks advance in FISD Tip-Off Classic


Roy Nitzan

Running drills at a recent practice, the girls' basketball team, as well as the boys' team, will be practicing and playing over the Thanksgiving break.

Kasey Harvey, Sports Editor

Starting off with a 54-32 win over Sherman on Thursday, followed with a close 43-41 win against Rowlett 43-41 Friday morning, the girls’ basketball team advanced to the third round of the 8th annual Frisco ISD Tip-Off Classic, one of the top tournaments in the area.

“There are 16 to 20 pretty high level teams across the state of Texas,” head girls basketball coach Ross Reedy said. “There is eight to about 12 teams that are really good. To get in that final eight, you need to win the first two games. We feel confident going to the tournament but we still got to go out there and win games. It’s setting us up to play the best competition that we possibly play. The coaches around Frisco have done a good job of making this one of the best tip off tournaments in the state of Texas and Duncanville is number one or two in the nation, they’re at our tournament.”

Just one win away from the semifinals, the Redhawks must go through Cedar Hill Friday at 3:00 p.m. at Lone Star from a chance at Duncanville on Saturday.

“Lots of practices, a lot of plays, pressure, just working on a lot of defensive stuff and just getting to know each other’s strengths and weaknesses,” junior Brittany O’Reilly said. “This is going to be a turning point in what direction we go in for the season. This is definitely going to push us to our limit and see how far we’ll go and how quickly we’ll bounce back from upsets just in case they happen.”