Just barely falling short of a win during their consolidation tournament against Bishop Lynch High School, losing 47-36, the Timber Creek Girls Varsity Basketball Team has started off their season strong, currently with four wins out of their six games. Facing several new schools with the realignment of the districts, the athletes will compete against schools that will prove difficult to beat like Denton Guyer and Byron Nelson, believing however that their team is capable of handling business as they shoot their best shot at this season.

“Every second, every chance you get to improve your game counts,” said player, Mele Kailahi. “You have to be 110% dedicated and committed to the sport if you want to go far because whenever you’re asleep or slacking, someone else is in the gym somewhere putting in work.”

Losing five of their key senior players from the previous season, the young team has taken on a newer, persevering mindset, dedicating their time both on and off the court to improvement.

“We may be young this year, but this team has a ‘dog mentality’,” Kailahi commented. “I can say each one of our players this year are fighters and will never quit on each other no matter what the conditions are. It has been hard for me to find a gym to get to since the end of summer, but I occasionally train in Dallas and if not, I try to get as many shots up as I can at the nearest park. There’s no time to waste and you have use what you have. We all have heart on this team and that’s what separates us from last year’s team.”

The team will face off against Weatherford High School tonight, Nov. 13, at Weatherford High School. Freshmen will play at 4:30 p.m., junior varsity at 6 p.m., and varsity will compete at 7:30 p.m. as they look to add another win to their list.

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By Samantha Sandusky

Senior at Timber Creek.

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