Lady Bears are back

    The girls basketball team officially qualified for playoffs and continued their season after winning their sixth district game against their rival team, Elsik Rams. 

“We haven’t been to the playoffs in 3 years. Our team motto this year was ‘we’re back,’” head coach Corey Brotherton said. “As in we’re back to the playoffs and back to prominence.”

Since the beginning of the season, the Lady Bears had their heart and mind set on qualifying for the playoffs. Their grit and stamina got them to the point of reaching their goal.

 “Some of our goals were to make playoffs, win twenty games, and go as far as we could this year,” Brotherton said. 

Being a young team, with only two seniors, it was important for the Lady Bears to show maturity by staying focused during practice, games, and tournaments.

“Our nucleus of seniors and varsity girls really stepped up,” Brotherton said. “They showed up everyday and worked hard” 

For the Lady Bears, the mental and physical preparation started during the off-season. They knew exactly what needed to be done.

“It started at the end of the season last year,” Brotherton said. “Things we worked on in off season workouts transferred into summer workouts, and then pre-season.”

Although they’ve reached their goal by making it to the playoffs, it is not time to celebrate just yet.

“I was excited that we made the playoffs because that was one of our goals,” Brotherton said. “But we want to do more than that, we want to advance and go as far as we can. Let’s not be satisfied with just that; we made the playoffs, now let’s win.”