The boys’ and girls’ teams both had a tough first round at Sub-State.
The Lady T-Birds were the sixth seed and went up against the third seeded South Central Timberwolves at South Central on March 3. The girls lost in a close game 45-44.
“I think we played like a team and left it all out on the floor,” senior point guard Brooke Fisher said. “The result doesn’t show it, but we played really hard. I am proud of how we finished our season.”
The Lady T-Birds had a bumpy road and played some tough competition. Four seniors, Brooke Fisher, Taylor DeWeese, Kadi Richardson and Mycha Owens played their last game that night.
“The thing I am going to miss the most is the team,” DeWeese said. “We had a lot of fun together. I enjoyed bonding with the team.”
Even though the team loses four seniors, the other players have high hopes for the future.
“I think we have a lot of potential and I think we will have a lot of fun together next year,” freshman Kamryn Stark said.
The boys’ basketball team was the eighth seed in the tournament and went up against the number one seed and number one team in 2A, the St. John Tigers. The game was at St. John and the boys lost 63-19.
“The game could have gone better,” senior Brandon Abbott said. “It would have helped us if Dustin wouldn’t have fouled out. All we could do was to go out and play our hardest and hope for the best.”
The boys team played in some close games, and improved their point spread from last year. The boys lose one senior from the squad.
“The thing I am going to miss most will be the family aspect,” Abbott said. “We were really close and have been through a lot the last two years.”
With Abbott leaving, the T-Birds will have a lot of experience for next year that should help them.
“It will be challenging to replace a big who could also play as a guard,” sophomore Brady McComb said. “We will have to look for more leadership from this year’s juniors and sophomores.”