And won 

Current success of girls basketball team, their secrets to winning

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photo credit: Triniti McBride

Pregame handshakes \\ While the announcer calls out her name, senior Kiley Hicks does a handshake with her teammate Michelle Niakundi before their game against Rockwall High School Nov. 30. Varsity girls basketball is currently ranked #12 in the state. “The best part would definitely be spending my senior year leading our underclassmen and being with my best friend,” Hicks said.

writer: Katie Borchetta, Staff Reporter

The girls Varsity basketball team is currently dominating their district with an undefeated record and are ranked, at time of press, 12th in the state for Texas’ 5A divisions. The players record could not have been done on sheer talent alone. Instead, these players are reaching high towards their goals in order to stay on their toes for their opponents. 

The team practices everyday after school and works hard to improve on their skill under the training of head coach Meaghan Hodapp. The goals for the team right now are to finish off district undefeated and eventually make their way to state. 

Since the beginning of the season, our bond has grown tremendously and it definitely reflects how we play on the court. You can tell we trust each other more to execute on offense and have our help on defense. ”

— Kiley Hicks, senior

“Since the beginning of the season, our bond has grown tremendously and it definitely reflects how we play on the court. You can tell we trust each other more to execute on offense and have our help on defense. We have grown to joke more and enjoy each others company on top of just playing together,” senior basketball player Kiley Hicks said.

Besides their work ethic and determination to improve and win, the team also has a bond that can be a huge factor to their success. 

“My favorite memory of the team was singing the Star Spangled Banner before the game, even though none of us can sing,” senior player Akasha Davis said.

While this year’s events may bring certain limitations and difficulties to the season, the girls still find ways to make the season fun and live it to their fullest. Senior manager Raiven McDonald expressed her favorite part of her last season even with the limitations.

“I love that I could walk across the court with my entire family by my side on senior night and I realized that it would be the last time I’d touch any court in high school,” McDonald said.

The girls last district game is approaching against McKinney North at McKinney North High School Feb. 2. This will finalize their season record before they head to playoffs.