Girls Varsity Basketball Wins Districts For First Time

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  • Autumn Brown, junior, dribbles down the court as she is guarded by two Parkway Central players. Despite their hustle, MHS lost 58-55 to Parkway Central. “We got really far this year and I am excited to see what we do next year,” Brown said.

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  • After Kennedi Watkins, sophomore, scores, the bench erupted in cheers. Watkin’s basket put them up by five points. “The bench is always so hype, especially when someone scores,” Kaitlyn Lee, senior, said.

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  • Autumn Brown, junior, high fives her teammates after scoring a basket while getting fouled. Brown has been a point guard for the team since freshman year. “It feels so nice to score because my teammates are so supportive,” Brown said.

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  • After passing the ball, Kennedi Watkins, sophomore, hustles across the court to her designated position. Watkins made crucial plays on both the offensive and defensive sides. “I was really proud of the team,” Watkins said. “It was really cool to make history with my team as a sophomore.”

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  • Autumn Brown, junior, dribbles the ball as she sets up a play. Along with leading the offense, Brown led the team in scoring with 15 points. “I’ve played basketball for a majority of my life,” Brown said.”I truly love the sport and I can’t imagine life without it.”

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  • Melissa Price, senior, stands in triple threat position as she looks to pass the ball. Price has played basketball throughout her entire high school career. “Obviously we didn’t get as far as we wanted but it was so fun to make history my last year here,” Price said.

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Girls varsity basketball beat Lafayette at the District Championship last Friday making it their first ever District win.

“It was so amazing to see the girls win,” Timothy Bowdern, head coach, said. “It was neat to see all the girls run out, and they were so excited to make history.”

The team had some changes this season that helped make this season successful with a 16-10 record.

“Our kids are a little older now, which is a good change,” Bowdern said. “We have most of the same players from last season, so they are definitely more developed and stronger.”

Not only were there changes in the players’ physical ability to play, but their team also had a new mindset and bond.

Kaitlyn Lee,  senior, has played on the team  since freshman year and is extremely grateful for the tight bond the team always had, especially this past season.

“As a team, we were a lot closer,” Lee said. “It really helped our team chemistry and our ability to communicate and play with each other.”

The game started in favor of Lafayette, but Marquette stayed close behind and never gave up allowing them to pull ahead in the second half.

“In the fourth quarter, we started to let the lead slip away, but Autumn made two really big plays, which put us back ahead,” Lee said. “It was intense with everyone cheering, but this definitely ended up being one of my best high school moments.”

It ended as a close game with a final score of 64 to 61.

Autumn Brown, junior, was also excited for this big win, as this is her third year on varsity.

“I was extremely proud of our team and super happy for my teammates, especially my seniors,” Brown said. “All our hard work really paid off, and it was a great feeling.”

The team practiced two hours after school everyday to prepare and had already beat Lafayette once this season.

“It was a great and unforgettable moment I know my teammates and I will never forget,” Brown said. “We are super excited to see what else we can accomplish in our last couple games and next year’s season.”

 

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