Lady Falcons one step closer to winning state

Kacey Kennett, senior, shoots the ball at a basketball game.

Emily Cords, Reporter

The Lady Falcons went to basketball state again this year and got one round farther than they did last year, showing improvement.

They prepared for state all year, and there was a “good team bond and it was fun to play at Wichita in the big college stadium,” Kacey Kennett, senior, said.

“Every game is preparation for state, and it was a good experience,” Dejanae Roebuck, junior, said.

Kennett’s favorite part was beating Leavenworth three times this season, which was a huge victory for the team.

Roebuck’s favorite memory was “all the car rides with the team and being around the team.”

Kennett and Roebuck both think South will go to state again next year because it’s a goal every year and a big tradition to carry on.

They won the first round this year, which is farther than last year, but they lost the next round with a good fight.

“Do the extra is what our coach always tells us and we know to do our best,” Kennett said.

Next year Kennett will be going to Fort Hays with a scholarship to play basketball, and Roebuck will be a senior and hopefully winning state.

“We did all we could and left it all on the floor,” Roebuck said.

Several Lady Falcons received post-season honors including Kennett: second team All-League, second team All-Class by Wichita paper, third team by Topeka paper, selected to play in the Kansas vs. Missouri All-Star game and KBCA Academic All-State team; Kala Holder, senior: second Team All-League, honorable mention All-Class by both Topeka and Wichita papers, Selected to play in Kansas vs. Missouri All-Star game and KBCA Academic All-State team; Zoe Matje, senior: third Team All-League and Kansas Basketball Coaches Association’s Academic All-State team; Roebuck: second team All-League and second team All-Class by both Wichita and Topeka papers; and Makayla Gooch, junior: honorable mention All-League