GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — For the third time in the last four years, the Georgetown girls’ basketball team is going to the state tournament.
“We have a lot of pressure cause everyone’s like, ‘Oh, you gonna go back to state? You’re going back to state?’ And it’s kinda like, you don’t wanna not go there, cause it’s like, you don’t want to be the team that doesn’t go all the way there,” Georgetown junior forward Taylor LaCour said.
Last year, the Eagles won their first state title under Rhonda Farney, who won her 1,000th game as a head coach earlier in the playoffs.
“I do think it’s an advantage to having been there,” Farney said. “I think for our players that have actually been down there on the floor and played, I think it’s an advantage. I always think it’s good when coaches know what to expect because, the first time I went, I had a lot of coaches that told me what it was gonna be like, but it’s just different being there.”
For Haley Frias, the Eagles’ return to the state tournament is more than just a chance to make history, it’s a chance to fulfill a goal Farney set before Frias was even in high school.
“When I was an eighth grader, I sat in this gym at a camp, and Coach Farney said, ‘I want this group to put a white banner up there.’ To think that I have the opportunity to put two up there is amazing,” Frias said.
Georgetown will take on Joe Lombard and Canyon on Thursday in the state semis. Like Farney, Lombard is one of eight high school girls coaches in the 1,000 Win Club.