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Vets Memorial girls basketball expects big playoff push

Posted at 8:54 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 07:17:49-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The banners hanging inside the Veterans Memorial gym tell the successful story of girls' basketball.

Four straight trips to the regional tournament. This year's team is 12-0 in district and 19-2 overall and ranked sixth in the state in class 5A.

Despite their model of consistency, they want more. The goal of course is to advance to the state tournament and win a championship, so they have decided to get tougher both mentally and physically.

"We have all matured mentally so we have gone harder in practice," said Lady Eagles forward Katelen Brooks. "We are much more prepared, and we have also hit it way harder in the weight room."

“We have definitely grown together as a team and we are just so much closer," said Lady Eagles guard Madalynn Perez.

“We are a little tougher on them mentally because I know in the past when we made the playoffs, some of the girls did not show up," said Lady Eagles head coach Roy De La Pena. "They were nervous, and we are trying to work on that now before the post season starts."

Veterans Memorial is on the verge of another district championship and with playoff time less than three weeks away, they are hoping their new tougher attitude will help carry them to the state tournament for the first time in school history.