Dickinson girls on mission to win 4A state title

February 27, 2008 9:17:18 PM PST
A big sendoff happened Wednesday for the Dickinson girls basketball team as they head back to state tournament again this year. This time, the team is looking for better results."We're going down for a business trip, not a fun trip this time, in which I'll take care of business," Dickinson guard Morgan Williams said.

The Dickinson girls have been this far before. Last year, they went to Austin but returned without a title, something they plan to change this time.

"07-08 state champs," Williams added.

And there's little reason to think the Lady Gators can't get the job done. The numbers tell of an incredible season. Their record: 34-4, undefeated in district play.

But the scores? They're unheard of. Three times they scored more than 100 points, twice they scored 93.

"We've put up some big numbers. It's been a while since I've seen a girls basketball team that has the scoring power," said Dickinson coach Darrin Samuels.

But at state, the competition is better, the game becomes more half-court. But the girls are ready for that.

"A lot of games, we haven't really been tested on offense, it really comes to us. We get a lot of fast breaks, a lot of steals. If that doesn't happen in the game, I'm pretty confident in our offensive sets that we'll be able to put points on the board," Dickinson forward Brianna Hypolite said.

They open against Plainview in the 4A semifinals Thursday night at 8:30. And before we go, a message from the principal:

"This weekend, our academic decathlon team is going to San Antonio to compete in the state academic decathlon meet," Dickinson principal Mike Latouche said.

Could be a big weekend in Dickinson.

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