Redhawks win by a tail feather


Addy Schick

Opening District 9-5A play on Tuesday, the Redhawks hosted the Memorial Warriors. The two teams had already played twice this year in tournament play with each team earning a win. But the Redhawks got the advantage in the district standings with their 49-45 win at The Nest.

Kaden Groom and Harley Classe

Starting off District 9-5A play against one of their biggest rivals, the girls’ basketball team earned a 49-45 win over the Memorial Warriors Tuesday at The Nest. 

The Redhawks came out fast, hitting a three pointer 58 seconds into the game, and they never looked back.

“It was a good team win,” junior Jezelle Jolie Moreno said. “We have already played them a few times this season so we just wanted to come out and play hard all game.”

That early three point lead carried into halftime and then the Redhawks went on an 11 point run, forcing  Memorial to call a timeout, with senior Jazzy Owens-Barnett hitting a big three point shot to make the score 34-23.

No team is the same, so each week head coach Ross Reedy has the team reassess to prepare for the fresh set of competitors. However, the Redhawks already had some insight on the Warriors as this was the third time the schools had played one another.

“Memorial does a lot of different things offensively and defensively,” Reedy said. “They are also very talented with their personnel.”

Preparing for this team took much deliberation on both Reedy’s part as well as the athletes.

“We only played seven players against Memorial,” Reedy said. “If you go seven players in 160 minutes essentially, divided amongst the players, you are getting really heavy minutes. To prepare for these components, we spent a full two and a half days geared towards them to get ready for them schematically but also from a personnel point of view,” Reedy said.

The Warriors were able to trim the Redhawks lead in the 4th, but they could never close the gap.