Girls Basketball Season Ends at the Dome

Kellen Carr, Staff Writer

As the state tournament rapidly approaches and the second ranked girls basketball team is looking to hang a banner. The team, led by Sophomore Tamia Stricklin and Senior Bea Franklin, is looking to make a deep run and prove that the young core is still talented enough to win a state title. The girls fell in a tough fought game to Garfield in the district finals and they followed that game with a regional seeding game that was against the Bulldogs again. The game will determine seeding in state because a committed has ranked the team 6th in state so they will get an automatic bye and advance to the Tacoma Dome. The girls have had very notable wins over West Seattle, Lake Washington, and Roosevelt.

            The core of the team is very young, but they have great senior leadership. “The seniors have done a really great job at showing us what it is like to lead a team,” said Junior Marie Hauck. The team really thrives under the leadership from the three seniors, whether they are bringing up the intensity of practice or giving the younger players something that they can improve on.

When asking what it is like to play at the Dome, Sophomore Molly Moffit said, “There really is not a feeling in the world like it. The energy there is always so awesome. It really is a lot of fun to play in.” The basketball state tournament is always a really cool event for the community as often times the school will have an early dismissal so the students can go and support their fellow classmates.