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STAB Girls Basketball goes for State Title

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STAB point guard Haley Kent and her teammate LaRissa Rogers still remember what it felt like to lose the state championship their freshman year.

"It was devastating," said Rogers. "We worked really hard. We never want to have that feeling again."

Experiencing that loss has helped seniors like Kent and Rogers be better leaders on the floor. 

"I try to bring a lot of energy to the team," said Kent. "I feel like its kind of my time to step up and be the leader of this team."

The team says their chemistry is the main reason they have a 21-2 record and are well on their way to winning a state title.

Sophomore, Ashley Taylor said, "we all really understand each other's strengths and each other's weakness and we work off that."

Taylor added that all of the underclassmen are working even harder so their seniors can have another shot. Taylor said, "it would mean the world to me. They're such great teammates and they've done so much for us...It would be great to get this one for them."

The last time STAB girls basketball won a state title was back in 2003. Last year they made it all the way to the final four, but this year, they have the home court advantage. 

"We've been really rallying everybody and trying to get them out to the game," said Kent. "Winning in front of everybody would just be that much sweeter."

Rogers added, "A state championship is a once in a lifetime sort of thing. It would be amazing to have and to share it with all of these amazing girls."


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