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Girl’s Basketball comes from behind to take titles

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Gabbie Pruitt ’15
Staff Writer 

The girls had very mixed results with the opening of their Season. Though it was their first ever breast cancer awareness fundraiser and they fund raised over $1200 dollars, they still took a lost.

“It made us a stronger team,” says Sophomore Moet Dickinson. “We started coming together as one and looking at each other more as sisters.” The event was a huge success, receiving a lot of coverage, and support. The ladies agree that it opened up their eyes to the positive things they could do for the rest of the community.

Freshman Khadajah Williams said the game made them underdogs for the majority of the season, and this gave them a challenge and a goal worth trying for. Farmington Harrison wasn’t the only team where the girls faced some kind of difficulty; they also took a hit at Districts.

After winning the MAC Silver League Championship, the girls went on to play against Chandler Park for a place in states. Losing 43-53, the girls still walked away with their heads held high.

“We competed extremely hard and just came up short,” says Coach Shay Lewis on their game against CPA. “That fight says so much about how the character of our team has grown and come together.”

Junior Nicki Aronis dribbles past the competition at one of the games against Lakeshore. Hard work like this is how the team reached success.

Determined, selfless, driven, journey, hard work and sisterhood are just a few of the words the girls have used to describe their season. “From the beginning to the end we worked as a team,” says Junior Lauren Girualunda. “Our only aspiration was for everyone to win not for personal success.”

According to the team their best overall moment wasn’t one, but both of the Centerline games. “The first one because they were undefeated and we had to beat them for them to have their first loss,” said Senior player Nyshah Brown. “The second because we had to win to become League Champions.”

The first time Lady Cavs defeated the Center Line Panthers was at an away game. Leaving that game they were still viewed as the underdogs, and seen only as getting lucky. When league championships came around the girls were under even more pressure.

“With our league game, we worked so hard and we all wanted to win.”  says Sophomore NaKyra Jordan, “We played together and very well as a team, it was just a great moment as a team to see we all worked hard together.” The success ended the season 13-1.

“It’s pretty simple,” says coach Shay Lewis, “’Hard work pays off!’”

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