Jacqui Nickell
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Varsity Girls Basketball

by: Head Coach Laurence Brown

The Lakehill Varsity girls basketball season has come to an end. Unfortunately, their season was cut short due to player injuries and the inability to field enough players for a team. While the odds were against them, they still fought hard to have fun and show up ready to fight. There were some classic battles and memories made by the Lakehill girls that included the following:

  • Esther Neerman’s game winning shot with 3 seconds against Lucas Christian at home.  
  • Cece Degeyter’s breakout game against Denton Calvary scoring 18 points in the holiday tournament.
  • Alexa Kennedy’s career double-double game scoring 10 points and 18 rebounds at Akiba-Yavneh on her birthday.
  • Sarah Ganson had the best game of her career at Lakehill against the district champion McKinney Cornerstone.  

Some of the fun and classic moments of the season were:

  • Taylor Allen ran around in circles against Lutheran after Esther fouled out of the game. I don’t think I have ever seen a player run from one side to the other two times within 5 seconds.
  • Kaya Gore, shocking herself, scored a three-pointer off the backboard against McKinney Christian.
  • Morgan Lee lifted two Lucas Christian players off the ground as they were all going for the loose ball that she was picking up.
  • Miyu Nagumo forgot her shoes and asked Coach Samantha to pick them up. I am not sure who was more stressed, Coach Sam or Miyu.
  • Sierra Salazar rode the bus home from Trinity Christian Academy and explained how well she knows Miyu. 

While the season didn’t get the desired results, the Warriors secured two representatives on the All-District Teams. Taylor Allen was selected to 2nd Team All-District and Alexa Kennedy received Honorable Mention All-District.  

This offseason, we plan on working hard to achieve our goal of finishing in the top three in the district next season. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Lakehill Warriors Varsity girls program. We look forward to a new and improved version of the women’s basketball program next season.

 Congratulations to Coach Brown, Coach Sam, and the Varsity girls basketball team on a memorable season.


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