Back at state, seniors aim for championship

Carter Brock, WTV Executive Sports Producer

41 games, 31 wins, and now, a state semifinal appearance. In the matchup Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. in San Antonio Alamodome, the girls’ basketball team looks to punch a ticket to the state championship.

After taking part in the school send off Wednesday morning, the Redhawks hopped on a bus and made the 300 mile drive south on I-35. Their opponent, Kerrville Tivy, boasts a 35-1 overall record and captured the Region 4 championship in a 10 point win.

For head coach Ross Reedy, a flexible gameplan can be used with the squad.

“We have kids with an extremely high IQ,” Reedy said. “So we have a gameplan but we’re prepared to make adjustments and we can do a lot of things.”

The state appearance is the second in four years for the Redhawks, giving the team a little added experience for the seniors who went to state freshman year.

“I think that the experience would help because now we know what to expect when we get there,” senior Kaylin Lay said. “We know what the atmosphere is going to be like.”

The only common opponent between the two squads is veterans memorial, with the redhawks beating the team 39-28 earlier in the year and tivy coming out victorious in all four of their matchups.

For those not making the trip south, the game is available to stream on with a subscription.

“Winning is always the goal,” senior Randi Thompson said. “We just gotta do what we gotta do to get the job done.”

It’s been three years since the girls’ basketball team has qualified for the state tournament, here’s a comparison between the two teams.

Basketball Stats by Juleanna Marie Culilap