Girls’ basketball to play in second round of playoffs

Lady Farmer basketball team to face DeSoto tonight at 7


Vivica Juarez

Junior McKenzie Bowie (15) looks to pass the ball to open teammates during the game against L.D. Bell on Friday, Feb. 3.

After defeating Allen 37-35 in the first round of playoffs, the Lady Farmers basketball team [18-12 overall, 10-4 in district 6-5A] looks to keep this momentum going against DeSoto [23-10 overall, 9-5 in district 6-7A] tonight at 7 at North Crowley High School.

The girls are on a seven game winning streak and are focused and determined to make it far in playoffs. After upsetting Allen, the team believes anything is possible.

“The girls can go as far as they want to go,” head coach Sally Alsbrook said. “I said it from the beginning: we can do anything as long as they want it and believe in each other.”

Some of the mistakes made in the last game are what brought the win down to the final buzzer.

“We’re focusing on rebounds, boxing out and a lot of small stuff,” senior forward Shekinah Green said. “[We’re] trying to decrease our turnovers, and for sure finish our layups.”

The girls are prepared for a difficult game as the DeSoto girls’ basketball team is currently ranked 20th in the state.

“We expect [DeSoto] to be ready, but it’s OK because we’re going to be ready as well,” senior guard Sharmaine Harper said. “We expect them to be tough as well. We know it’s going to be a battle for both teams.”

One of the goals this season was to bond more with each other, and it has proven to be beneficial.

“The key to being successful is staying together as a team and doing what coach asks us,” junior guard McKenzie Bowie said. “We’re not satisfied until we’ve reached our goal. We got to keep playing hard till we win.”