Redhawks advance to the state championship

Girls' basketball beats College Station in OT

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Sophomore Jazzy Owens-Barnett prepares to shoot from the free throw line. The Redhawks advance to the state championships, playing the Veterans Memorial Patriots at the Alamodome at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Aaron Boehmer, Managing Editor

A season-long goal was met Thursday night as the girls’ basketball team took down the College Station Cougars 44-41 in overtime in the Texas UIL 5A semifinals, advancing to the state championship on Saturday against the Veterans Memorial Patriots at the Alamodome at 3 p.m. 

“Last night was a display of resilience,” head coach Ross Reedy said. “Although we didn’t execute perfectly on either side of the ball, we showed incredible mental fortitude.” 

Although the Patriots hold a size advantage, Reedy is reassured by the Redhawks’ agility. 

“As for Veterans Memorial, they will have a distinctive advantage in size,” he said. “Hopefully, we can use our quickness to disrupt them on their offensive end and to help us create shots when they are on defense.”