13-5A play begins for girls’ basketball


Surya Ravichandran

The girls' basketball team hopes to make their second trip to state in the last three years as they face off against Mansfield Summit Friday night. If the team wins, they will play again Saturday with a bid to the state tournament on the line.

Kasey Harvey, Sports Editor

The road to the playoffs officially begins Friday for the girls’ basketball team as they start District 13-5A play against at Wakeland starting at 6:30 p.m.

“Once we get into district we have a routine,” head girls basketball coach Ross Reedy said. “We focus on ourselves Wednesdays and Saturdays. So clean up some things from the previous games. On Thursday, we really focus in on Wakeland and the things we are going to do in the game. Friday, we go through our walk through, our pregame in preparation for them so the only thing to be specific towards Wakeland is the things that they actually do on the court and their personnel. The fact that we’ve played some of the very best teams in the region and in the state at the 5A and 6A level, we feel as prepared for anyone that we would face just because it’s so over the top in terms of talent, physicality, and strategy.”

After losing to the state’s number 1 ranked 6A team Duncanville 64-32 on Tuesday, the team feels prepared for district games.

“Non-district games are definitely way more aggressive they’re bigger components, they are stronger girls,” junior Alyssa Nayar said. “It’s like playing the best and once you get to district they are not as hard and they are not so strong and physical. So it’s a little bit easier. Not saying that we won’t have a hard time in district but playing big powerhouses like Duncanville, Cedar Hill, and Canyon really help us get prepared for season.”