Grounded by the Warriors, girls’ basketball loses first district game


Addy Schick

Entering Tuesday’s game against Memorial High School, the girls’ basketball team was undefeated in District 9-5A with an 8-0 record. But after failing to score in overtime, the Redhawks fell to Memorial 37-32, leaving both teams in a tie for 1st place.

Kaden Groom, Staff Reporter

The fourth time wasn’t the charm for the girls’ basketball team as the Redhawks fell in overtime to the Memorial Warriors 37-32 in a District 9-5A game Tuesday; the fourth meeting between the top 2 ranked teams in The Dallas Morning News 5A rankings

“They challenged us, they tightened up and did things better than they have been,” head coach Ross Reedy said. “Anytime we get in those moments I expect us to win.”

In their four meetings this year, each team has won twice leaving the two teams tied for first, with Tuesday’s loss giving the team stuff to work on.

“We didn’t execute well,” Reedy said. “[I’m] really proud of the kids because they just grind it out and try to figure out ways to win. It[the game] gives us a lot of little things to work on and we are excited about that.”

With the Redhawks still having eight games left in district play, senior Ashley Anderson is looking to use the loss as a tool for improvement. 

“As a collective team we are going to learn from our mistakes and improve,” Anderson said. “I believe we could’ve won if we toned in on the defensive side a little more, but I am also proud of our team for battling back and not giving up.”