Girls basketball ends season after two rounds of playoffs

The girls basketball team’s season ended last Friday as they lost their final game to Prosper, 62-33. The Leopards ended with an overall record of 27-9 and finished second in District 15-5A.

Even though the team got down early as Prosper jumped to a 24-2 lead, head coach Lance Boxell was proud of how his team never gave up.

We could have easily stopped playing hard because of being down by so much, but we kept giving effort on each possession and ended the half on a 13-4 run to cut the lead to 13 points,” Boxell said.

The team struggled from the three point line, shooting at a low 18 percent, and they also didn’t convert from the freethrow line, shooting 31 percent.

“Even though shots did not fall for us, the effort was there the entire game,” Boxell said.

Boxes is proud of his team’s performance throughout the entire season.

“We had a great season,” Boxell said. “Our .750 winning percentage is the best in the history of the program.”

The team will lose a large senior class of 10 players.

“This was the biggest senior class in the history of the program, and we were fortunate to have these seniors lead the way each day throughout the season,” Boxell said.

Senior Kaylee Rekieta thought the team did well this season despite the recent loss to Prosper.

“What I am going to miss most is not being with my teammates everyday and having the fun we have had the past four years,” Rekieta said.

Next season, the team will return four varsity players and will have some key additions from the sub-varsity teams. The Leopards will also be playing in the new District 10-5A after the recent UIL realignments.