Basketball looks to start season off right

Coach hopes to bounce back after first season


Desiree Stuckey

Junior Kennadi Lankford looks to make a pass to a teammate during the game on Tuesday, Nov. 8 against Denton Ryan.

After a 12-24-0 end to her first season, head girls’ basketball coach Sally Allsbrook will look to turn the team around this season. The team currently stands 0-2 and the next game is away at Plano East on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

“I think the program as a whole is putting in the work necessary to achieve the results we all desire,” Allsbrook said. “I expect the girls to show up and work for what they want.”

Even though the football team did not make playoffs this season in the new 5-6A district, senior point guard Shermaine Harper feels that the new district might help them have a successful season. Harper has been working to become a better teammate and player this offseason.

“I hope that we can make the playoffs and get better as a team,” Harper said. “I have worked on becoming a better leader.”

Senior guard Sarah Reed is another player, among many, who is trying to better herself and the team. Reed is hoping that the team makes the playoffs and says it is her main goal this season.

“I am excited for the new district that we are in,” Reed said. “I feel like we will have more success in this district. I feel like I’m a team leader and have been working on my leadership over the offseason.”

Allsbrook has been excited about getting to watch her team play this season, but she holds high expectations.

“I am most excited about seeing the girls excel in games and having the opportunity to play in front of their peers and families,” Allsbrook said. “[My goals for the team are] to compete in every game and leave the court with no regrets.”