Girls basketball season comes to close

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Junior guard Jada Berry drives to the basket against the Leavenworth defense during the first round of state basketball on Wednesday March 8 at the Topeka Expocenter.

What is special about the group this year?
“This team has several, athletic players. In addition, this team has size inside and size on the perimeter. Most teams have a difficult time matching up to us. We try to find the mismatch and take advantage of it. This is the first time in many years that we have had the athletes to pressure the ball full court.”
-varsity coach Randy Jordan

Do you feel that you will be able to continue the legacy of making it to state next year?
“Even though we are losing some really valuable players, I think that our team next year can still be competitors at state. We still have a lot of great players and coaches with tradition to back it up. It will come down to how much we want to win and how hard we are willing to work for it.”
– junior Kyndal Bacon

How do you feel about leaving the legacy for future grades to carry on?
“I think it’s a really cool culture that all girls sports have created at NHS. There is always the expectation that one of our major goals is to make it to state and win it. I would hope that anyone who goes through the basketball program here would understand that the tradition that the girls who came before them built really matters and that it took a lot of time and sweat to make our program what is it today.” – senior Abby Schmidt

How do you feel state went for you guys compared to your expectations of how it would go?
“At state, we expected it would be a tough game, but we had the belief that we were going to win. This was our third year playing Leavenworth, and it was a disappointing loss. Overall, it was a really good season,” – junior Taylor Antonowich