The Mandan girls won their third conference game last night by holding Minot to just 25 points. The braves made it to the state title game last season, but Century took the title.
It’s a team that’s hungry to win, and determined to play well, as head coach of the Braves, Abby Thomas says, "the girls are really driven, you know they have a lot to prove, and they're excited to get out there, they're just competitors, and that's what I like about this squad, is they're just such good competitors, and out practices have been so competitive, and so energetic, and intense that it's just been a lot of fun."
Mandan returns a solid core of players with a few that moved up from JV, but for the seniors like Kennedy Harris, they things it’s a good mix on the court.
"Playing with them is probably the best thing I could ask for during my senior year, knowing that so many of us have varsity experience, and we all know that pain from last year, and how different it is going from a JV level to a varsity level, and the physical toughness and mental hardness it will be this year,” says Harris.
The girls will continue their quest to get back to state on Thursday when they visit Belcourt. You can hear more from Kennedy Wednesday when Kaleigh puts her in this week’s Sports Spotlight.