Basketball moves into second half of season with playoff hopes alive


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Junior Taryn Morman drives to the basket during the game against Blooming Grove earlier this week. The Lady Bison hope to come out on top of district overall and head to the playoffs.

    The second round of district has officially started. With both teams standing in second place in district, every game counts. This week, both boys and girls went head to head with Rice and Blooming Grove.

    “Now that we have a feel of what all of the teams can do we know what we need to practice for.” senior Jacob Davis said. “It’s important that we push to outwork them, this is crunch time.”

    Although the teams had big dreams to beat both opponents, they fell short when they went up against Blooming Grove. Without having a home court advantage, the teams were stepping onto new territory. Even though the boys came up only five points short, the girls walked away with another win.

    “It’s a great feeling to have another win under our belts,” sophomore Taylor Shelton said. “With every game, we get that much closer to accomplishing our team goal or advancing out of district.”

    With basketball season coming closer to the end, the teams are preparing for tough competition. Winning is the main goal in a game, and both teams want to do just that. Having only four games left for the boys, and three for the girls, they say they are working harder than ever to be victorious and make their goals of hitting the post season.

    “I’m really happy with how hard the teams, both boys and girls, have worked this year,” varsity boys head coach David Land said. “We have a lot of talent here, and I’m hoping that we can take it as far as possible.”