Girls’ basketball continues win streak

Lady Farmers prepare for opportunity to make playoffs


Lily Gomez

Junior Nala Hemingway (15) runs the play during the game against Marcus on Tuesday, Dec. 19.

After defeating Flower Mound last night 54-42, the Lady Farmers basketball team [17-8] shows no sign of slowing down.

“I am really proud of the direction we are headed,” head coach Sally Allsbrook said. “I think our girls are figuring out how to win.”

It took a lot of bonding to get to where the girls are this season. They always stick together even when things don’t go as planned.

“I think our only weakness would be [that] sometimes we pick and choose when we [need to] put in the effort,” junior Lakayla Hines said. “Our strengths are that we work together. We know our strengths, we know our weaknesses.”

Out of the many games they’ve played, one game stands out the most. During the game against Byron Nelson the team showed that working hard together is essential to the way they play.

“Byron Nelson had not lost a game,” Allsbrook said. “We found a way to win when we shot less than 30 percent from the field and without our senior leader. That’s hard to do and the girls executed.”

The girls are looking forward to having a chance to make the playoffs. Last year, they didn’t go as far as they wanted and this year, they are prepared to do whatever it takes.

“In practice we don’t play around at all,” senior Kennadi Lankford said. “We [do] have our fun times, but at serious times when we need to get down to business, it has to get done.”

Every girl has had strong moments on the team, but some stand out more than others.

“I think one kid stands out the most and that’s Kaiya Braggs,” Allsbrook said. “She’s here every morning at least 30 minutes before practice start. [She] has a fantastic attitude and is one of the most coachable kids around.”

The girls look to extend their win streak to six games this Friday against Trinity.

“[We have been] preparing the best way we can and staying disciplined,” Allsbrook said.