Soaring above the Falcons, Redhawks advance in 5A playoffs

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Michael Martin

Girls basketball took on the the North Forney Falcons, coming out on top 49-30, Friday in the Region II semifinal playoff game. The athletes are one game a way from m making it to state for the third year in a row.

Harley Classe, Assistant Sports Editor

The Redhawks girls’ basketball team is one win from a second consecutive trip to the 5A state tournament after caging the North Forney Falcons 49-30 Friday in a Region II semifinal playoff game.

Following a third place finish in District 9-5A, the team feels they have found the key to winning.

“The previous games have shown me that we play the best basketball when we play together,” senior Lily Ziemkiewicz said via text. “We need to all work hard and do what we need to do to win,” 

As the team’s communication grows, so does their teamwork which junior Jazzy Owens-Barnett feels is a great quality.

“Being on varsity multiple years has been a blessing,” Owens-Barnett said via text. “I’m surrounded by the best of the best. Especially the seniors each year.”

Although the season has not been easy for the team as Covid-19 caused much uncertainty, coach Ross Reedy believes his team has come a long way.

“We had coaches out and players out [this season],” Reedy said. “A lot of things happened, but that’s just kind of how it was. That is just what it was like for everybody so I think putting our best foot forward is all you can ask for.”