Lady Eagles to Finish as District Champs This Week


Contributed by Eagle Eye yearbook staff

Junior Emori Davis makes a play against Groesbeck.

Girls basketball under head coach Sally Whitaker and associate head coach Randy Barger started an exciting season after winning the State Championship last March in one of the last high school events before the Covid shut-down.

The girls will go into the final two district games with a 17-2 season and an 11-0 lead in district with high scoring games.

Varsity and JV girls play tonight here against Franklin. The last district game will be Feb. 8 away against Teague. 

“Basketball is my dream,” sophomore McKinna Brackens said, “and it brings out a whole other side of me.” 

The girls won against Elkhart Jan 26 with a score of 87-3, scoring 50 points in the first quarter.

“We have definitely made progress as a team,” junior Breyunna Dowell said. “Our defense is finally coming together. It makes me feel like I will always have a family on and off the court and I really love that. Either way I leave the court with no regrets, so I couldn’t be more satisfied.”

The game against Teague was moved from last week to this Friday due to the temporary covid-related school closing in Teague.

“Everyone individually has grown a lot this year” junior Jarahle Daniels said. “I just love the sport. The way we play and who I play with.”

Following district, the first round of playoffs will begin February 11 or 12.