When the basketball season started, the Trinity girls were considered the team to beat in Region 7. The Titans lived up to that billing and they're practicing for the state tournament this week.
Trinity qualified for the "B" by beating Glen Ullin-Hebron in the region title game. The Titans only graduated one senior from last year's team, so their goal of being in the final eight was not far-fetched.
"Basketball is a team sport so if you don't have a relationship with your team, then you're not going to be successful. So if you have drama or fighting with our teammates or just don't like your team or you don't get the opportunity to grow closer to them, to grow in your friendship with them, then you're not going to have that connection on the court," said Brianna Soehren, senior.
One of the benefits of only having a single senior last year is the amount of varsity minutes the underclassmen played – plus the head coach says they're committed to more than just basketball, something that also helps.
"As a program, we carry a high grade point average. Their leadership in all aspects, they're involved in student council, they're involved in peer ministry, mentoring, they're leaders in all areas of life as siblings as well," Coach Carter Fong said.
The Titans take on Watford City in the tournament opener on Thursday at noon MDT.