Girls Basketball Post-Season

Nicole Garcia, staff reporter

Although the Lady Warriors fell to the Central Noble Cougars 48-36 in the Class 2A regional championship game, the 2017-2017 girls basketball team had an impressive race for the trophy.

  The Bishop Noll girls basketball team took home the sectional title on Saturday, Feb. 3, at home for the fifth time in a row. The girls flew through their competition during sectionals, defeating Andrean on Jan. 31 with a score 48-39; then Gary Roosevelt on Feb. 2 with a score of 67-12, and finally Whiting 54-26 in the sectional championship.

“I knew going against them wasn’t going to be easy but we weren’t giving up until we reached our 5-peat,” said junior forward Eris Harris.   

The girls saw Andrean as their biggest competition in the bracket and they knew it was going to be a battle going against them first round. After beating them by 9, they already knew that they had a pretty big chance in winning the whole thing and going for their 5 peat.

In the sectional championship, the Lady Warriors showed no mercy when going against Gary Roosevelt. The girls made sure Roosevelt went scoreless in the second half, holding them to only the 12 points in which they scored in the first half.

With their morale high, the Lady Warriors felt the win coming when facing the Whiting Oilers on Saturday. They held Whiting to only 6 points at the beginning of the game.

“I knew it going to an easy win as long as we worked together and played good defense, we were going to be fine,” Harris said.

Trying to break through the barrier at regionals, the girls played North Judson in their first round and beat the Blue Jays 65-54. However,in the championship round, the Warriors could not keep up with the Central Noble Cougars, who dominated the game with a constant lead.

Noll finished the season with a record of 18-10.