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Varsity Girls’ basketball jumps to new heights against McNeil, Round Rock

The Lady Lions remain undefeated over the break

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Senior Brooke Wells prepares to take a shot. She made 5 points in total at McNeil and Round Rock.

Senior Brooke Wells prepares to take a shot. She made 5 points in total at McNeil and Round Rock.

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Jack Densmore

Senior Brooke Wells prepares to take a shot. She made 5 points in total at McNeil and Round Rock.

by Natalie Ditsler, Staff Writer

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The varsity girls have defeated McNeil, winning 73-43 and Round Rock 48-43. The girls played McNeil on Nov. 17 at home and Round Rock during the Thanksgiving break at Round Rock.

“Having a new mentality is very big for us, we work as a team and not individuals in order to accomplish our goals,” senior Izaila “Gigi” Martinez said.“Our pressure and effort on the court causes problems for teams and they worry about how active we can be.”

The girls scored 37 points in the first half and almost the same in the second with 36 points.

Our coach had faith in us from the beginning, and without her support we wouldn’t have confidence on and off the court.”

— Gigi Martinez, 12

“Though people ranked us at the bottom of our district, our coach believed in us telling us we were better than where other coaches and scouts placed us,” Martinez said. “Since the rankings we have matured tremendously and we will definitely shock people this season.”

In the first half of the game against Round Rock the girls scored 17 points. During the second half they put on the pressure and scored 36 points. The team dynamic has been changed with the addition of their new coach.

“Our new way of thinking, how hard we work, and how much our coach believes in us as well as how much we believe in ourselves,” Senior Rayanna Carter.

In the past two games combined Carter scored 53 points. Senior Andrea Mateo made four points, Martinez 16 points, sophomore Kassadie Sanders 29, and senior Brooke Wells five.

“Our coach had faith in us from the beginning, and without her support we wouldn’t have confidence on and off the court,” Martinez said.

The next game will be Tuesday December 1st at 7:00 against Hendrickson. It will be held at Leander.

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