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Boys basketball to compete in Brownsboro ISD tournament

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Shae Daugherty
Junior Kolby McSpadden dribbles the ball down the floor.

With a consolation championship under its belt after an impressive 3-1 performance in the Prosper ISD Boys Basketball Classic last weekend, the boys basketball team (6-2) will travel to compete in the Great East Texas Shootout in Brownsboro today, where they will play start by playing Marshall at 6:40 p.m.

Senior Kyle Olson said he is confident in his team’s ability going into the tournament, regardless of the performance in the last tournament.

“It’s not so much the award [that matters], I just feel like we’re just playing some really good ball right now,” Olson said. “We’re all pretty confident in what we’re doing and we’re all fitting into our roles really well.”

The team faced the Little Elm Lobos (7-5), who, at the time, were the #4 team in Class 5A (now #14). The Leopards fell 47-43, in what became a one possession game as time expired. They went on to go 3-0 throughout the rest of the tournament, racking up wins versus Flower Mound Marcus (51-37), Frisco (39-36), and Lake Highlands (53-43).

“We definitely won’t be playing teams as good as Little Elm every single game, but I do think there was a mindset change [after the first game],” Olson said. “We learned we can pretty much compete with any team in the state.”

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Alexis Russell, Staff Writer
Alexis Russell is a senior this year, and it is her second year on staff. She mostly writes about sports, including volleyball, basketball, and baseball. Her favorite teams are the Mavs and Cowboys, and her most prized possession is an autographed cardboard cutout of Dirk Nowitzki’s head. Her hobbies include wake surfing, skiing, and sitting in her massage chair. Her all-time favorite movie is Dodgeball, and her favorite band is Del Water Gap. After graduation, she hopes to study International Relations at either UT or Arizona. She looks forward to a great year with The Red Ledger.
Shae Daugherty, Section Editor
It’s Daug·herty, /Dortee/, Daugherty. It’s not that hard. Coaches never get it wrong, and that may have been what drove her to sports photography in the first place. When she isn’t leaving sticky notes all over the newsroom, she’s in the heart of the sideline with a few cameras and a small bag of SD cards. She spends nearly all her time with the Sideline Team, causing trouble or residing in the studio. Her favorite part of football season is the two hours before any game, when the photographers go to dinner, or at least they try to. Shae’s sustained many injuries during her five year run as a sports photographer due to her inability to see players charging at her. Ironically, the Photo Editor is legally blind, and will crack numerous blind jokes, at the disapproval of one Benjamin Nopper. Her goal this year is for The Red Ledger to finally win the Pacemaker, and nothing will stand in her way. Coming in right at 5’10”, she certainly doesn’t need heels, but she wouldn’t be caught dead without them. Let her leave you with this one piece of advice–keep your heels, head and standards high.

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