Girls Basketball Remains Undefeated


As the girl’s basketball season begins, the Panthers are already off to a great season starting 8-0.  They have had wins over Anderson, Mooreville, Greenfield,  Franklin Central, Bedford North Lawrence, and most importantly number four ranked, Pike. NC is currently ranked number two in the state. The team has been trying to come back after they lost post player, Alexis Johnson, to a torn ACL. Players and coaches are happy with how the season is going so far.

“The season has been good winning games, but we need to focus on the upcoming games so that we can win county and state,” junior Ajah Stallings said.

More than improving their game, they are working on improving chemistry as well. Chemistry helps the team come together and play better.

“Whenever we’re together, we are always having fun, we’re always there for each other, and make sure none of us are ever down,” Stallings said.

The girls seem to understand each other and get along well.

“This is the most cohesive team I have ever had. They play united, stay strong, and understand each other’s strengths and weaknesses,” Coach DeeAnn Ramey said.

As the season goes on, the season will start to difficult as it gets closer to tournament time. Both the coach and players are focused on the upcoming challenges ahead.

“We need to get tougher. Everybody is out for NC. It all depends on how we handle the pressure,” Ramey said.

It is important to keep the team as a family and work together.

“The biggest challenge I think the rest of the year is not allowing outside voices to effect our team chemistry and also staying healthy,” junior Taylor Ramey said.

The long term goal, of course, is to bring home the state title.

“We gotta believe. We have the tools necessary for the team to get the job done,” Ramey said.

The Panthers will play against Pike this Saturday, December 10th, in the Marion County Championship Tournament.