Girls basketball to begin district play


Katie Dolberry

Senior Addison Hand grabs the basketball after junior Julia Brochu tosses the ball up to her.

Matthew Piccirillo, Staff Writer

Girls varsity basketball wrapped up the preseason this past Tuesday Jan. 7. The girls lost by a final score of 70-29 to John Paul II, who competes in TAPPS Division 1. They enter District 10-5A play with a 14-10 overall record and will take on teams such as Denison, McKinney North, Princeton, Sherman, and Wylie East. The girls compete in their first district game this Friday at Wylie East at 6:30 p.m. 

Competing against teams in UIL 6A, 5A and TAPPS throughout the preseason has provided the team with various opportunities to improve before district. 

“I have noticed that our team has really improved our communication,” senior Carlu Ludlow said. “We have such good chemistry and are able to communicate well, which helps us out in games.”

The girls chemistry between the coaching staff and the players have not only improved their play on the court, but improved the type of people they are off the court according to senior Lily Herran. 

“Our team is really close on and off the court so that is a huge positive for our team,” Herran said. “The coaches are always really supportive and having that close of a relationship throughout the program creates a close knit family environment that really benefits players from a basketball standpoint and also as a person.”

Senior Carsen Mcfadden said after working very diligent throughout the preseason, they are ready to compete for a district championship. 

“We have worked hard in preseason and have an awesome coach, so we feel like we should fare well in district play,” Mcfadden said. “We take one game at a time approach. We are hoping to start with a win against Wylie East, a tough opponent. We would love some student support at the game.”