The Mandan girls basketball team is on a nine game win streak. They’re second in the West Region, and while they play at Dickinson tonight, these girls have high hopes to make it back to the state tournament.
After knocking out the first half of this basketball season, the girls will have to play just as hard this second half, because as we all know, the West Region, isn’t easy. "It's kind of crazy to look at the WDA standings right now,” says head coach, Abby Thomas. “I mean, some of the teams, I just feel like everybody in the WDA is a competitor, and any team can show up on any given night and beat anybody. I like that. I think that's fun for everybody involved. It's great for us, you never get to take a night off or anything. We have to show up every single night, and it just prepares us for later on in the season where our goals really lie."
And obviously those goals are to make it back to the state tournament, but before getting there, working as a team and sticking to the fundamentals, is key.
Senior, Kennedy Harris says, "I think we started out a little rough, and just like, I mean we haven't played together, this team yet before, so I think that kind of showed right away, and now I think we're hitting the top half of the hill, and just playing as best as we can right now, and I think things are coming together, shooting and defense wise."
"I think we have good team chemistry,” adds senior Megan Zander, “and we've been playing with each other for a few years now, and we only lost two seniors, so we know how each other work right now."
The Braves are in the Queen City tonight to play the Midgets. Highlights from that game will come later tonight at 10:00 CT, and tomorrow, you can hear more from Megan Zander, as Kaleigh puts her in this week’s Sports Spotlight.