Winning streaks on the line against Memorial

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Amelia Jáuregui

Holding onto their 14-1 record in District 9-5A, the girls' basketball team has just two more games left in district play. After coming in second in state in 2019, the team hopes to follow the trend.

Amelia Jáuregui, Staff Reporter

Looking to increase their respective winning streaks, both basketball teams take on the Memorial Warriors Tuesday at the Nest, with the girls playing at 6:00 p.m., and the boys playing at 7:15 p.m.

Sitting two games in front of the Warriors (11-2) in District 9-5A play, the Redhawks (13-0) are aiming to continue their undefeated streak.

“I think it will be a good matchup on both ends,” junior Maya Jain said. “Being undefeated gives us more motivation to keep that record for this game, so we’re really going to focus in, and execute both offensively and defensively.”

Winning by five in their earlier matchup with Memorial, girls’ head coach Ross Reedy expects another tough game.

“They’ve gotten a lot better over the course of the last six weeks, thirty one practices,” Reedy said. “They’re just a lot better and so for us it’s finding new ways for us to shut them down. It’s kind of a fortunate and unfortunate thing. Fortunately the things we did against them last time defensively really did well so you really don’t want to change too much, that’s why it’s kind of unfortunate because maybe you need to have some built in adjustments. For us the main thing is coming out and just being tuned in and playing hard because when you play a really talented team it really can go either way.”

Winning six straight games after losing their first five district games, the boys’ team is looking for some revenge against the Warriors, after losing by 20 to Memorial in December. 

“We’re expecting it to be a tough matchup but one that we are better prepared for this go around,” senior Ian Thomas said. “Memorial is one of the best teams in the district and so it’s a pivotal game for our season.”