Third time a charm as Redhawks advance in playoffs

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Holding up three fingers to signify their third win of the playoffs, the girls’ basketball team poses for a picture at center court at Prosper Rock Hill after the team’s 33-28 win over District 9-5A rival Memorial High School. The win puts the team in Region II semifinals Friday night when they play North Forney at 7:00 p.m. in Garland.

Harley Classe, Assistant Sports Editor

The Redhawks girls’ basketball team took on District 9-5A rival Memorial High School Wednesday in a Region II quarterfinal playoff game. The teams split their two regular season games, but on Wednesday, the Redhawks got the best of the Warriors, winning 33-28 at Prosper Rock Hill.

The game was close throughout with free throws from seniors Lily Ziemkiewicz and Maya Jain in the final minute giving the Redhawks the ultimate advantage.

“I think we played great as a whole,” Jain said via text. “We were excited since we knew it was going to be a good game.”

For junior Ashley Anderson, this was no easy fight as the team spent hours preparing for the battle against the Memorial Warriors.

“We are a strong team but we knew there was still a lot of place for improvement,” Anderson said via text.

Although the Redhawks had lost by 3 to Memorial earlier in the season, they played confidently as they felt they had the upper hand due to the work they put in at practice.

“We expected to win just because of the preparation we did in advance,” Jain said.

Wednesday’s win places the Redhawks in the Region II semifinals Friday where they will play North Forney, in Garland, at 7 p.m.