Girls basketball seeks to improve playoff seed


Katie Dolberry

Senior Carsen Mcfadden dribbles the ball past half court in a game against Ursuline.

Matthew Piccirillo, Staff Writer

After two close losses to Wylie East (54-52) and Denison (32-31), and thrashing Sherman (66-33), the girls varsity basketball team (18-15 overall, 4-4 district) looks to finish the district season strong. The girls will take on Princeton (16-12, 1-5) in Princeton with the hopes of pushing into the third place spot for the District Ten Region II 5A standings. The girls clinched a playoff berth with their win over Sherman on Tuesday night. 


“Our main goal is just to finish strong,” Herran said. “We have some big games ahead of us, and we just want to go out and have fun, and really take advantage of the remaining games.”

From playing a total of 33 games so far this season, the girls have built relationships that are impactful on and off the court, according to senior Addison Hand.

“We are a really close-knit sorta family and have helped each other through the ups and downs of this season,” Hand said. “These relationships will help us in playoffs to maintain the glue we have already created to play fluidly against whatever opponent we may face.”

Senior Carly Ludlow said as long as the girls play their game and have fun, they will perform well in the playoffs.

“I think that our team will go into playoffs with a mindset of just having fun and playing to our skills,” Ludlow said. “This will just help us enjoy the playoffs and play each game like it’s our last.”

After Friday’s matchup, the girls will conclude their district season Tuesday on senior night against McKinney North.