MEDINA, N.D. - Medina-Pingree-Buchanan has been in the Class B Girls Basketball Poll every week this season.
The Thunder Girls Basketball team is 15-2 and riding a 9 game winning streak. For guard Megan Moser, she believes this season's success has been four years in the making.
Medina-Pingree-Buchanan sophomore Megan Moser said: "We've been playing with each other for the past four years. I think and we do summer camps, team camps. Everything in the summer. We go to the gym workout together to play together just to really gain that connection so when we play we know how to play with each other. Last year was more of a rebuilding year and this year with all the seniors we realized that its now or never and we push each other every day and we've just grown to play with each other and we know how we play."
Junior guard Amanda Allen loves the camaraderie of the team and attributes coach Brett Thielges' tradition of weekly team suppers for the family like atmosphere.
"We have a lot of team dinners together and stuff and he always has them at his house and he's just a really nice person I guess you could say he's like our second Dad we have really good chemistry on the team like all of us girls are best friends and like is shows on the court that we can get along and work as a team really well together," said Medina-Pingree-Buchanan junior Amanda Allen.
Consensus on the team is that Jadyn Pollert is the most improved player this season.
"This year I think I finally realized my role on this team and I got a lot more confidence because last year I didn't have much of it and then this year I came out knowing what we wanted as a team and knowing what my goals were to help me pushing through to be better on the court," said Pollert.
Head Coach Coach Brett Thielges realizes how teams as successful as this one are not a common occurrence in small towns like Medina, Pingree and Buchanan.
"The reality with a lot of these smaller schools sometimes is you know teams like this sometimes are once in a lifetime, so I mean I have the expectation to yeah make the state tournament and if we do happen to get to that spot you know make some noise in that tournament, as well," said Thielges.
The Thunder will play a tough district six opponent in Kidder county Tuesday night in Steele.