June 4, 2023

After an undefeated district regular season, the Lady Red Hawks were flying high into the district tournament.

They lived up to their reputation.

A 60-23 victory over Portland Saturday and a 66-36 win over White House Monday secured a district tournament title.

Brianna Burgess, after winning the regular-season district MVP, secured the tournament MVP combining for fifty-three points in two games.

She was joined on the all-tournament team by Laura Nichols and Bryanna Moore.

While Nichols and Alessia Nesbitt made the all-district regular-season team.

Neither game ever felt in jeopardy as the Lady Red Hawks caused double-digit turnovers in both contests and saw their ever-deepening bench play the majority of both fourth quarters.

In fact, the only negative you could point to is Creek Wood has to keep their stars out of foul trouble.

While Nichols issues against Portland did not affect the game too much, and Burgess is more than capable of carrying the team, we saw against White House what they can do when both are on their game.

Nichols had a quite twenty-one points.

Why quite? Because Burgess for the second time this year had thirty.

It was once again a clinic to watch as a very good defensive team in White House, had no answer for two elite scorers.

Whoever drew the double-team or even just a shadow of it, would find the other one for easy shots and drives to the bucket.

The Lady Red hawks will now wait until Friday to host an opening-round region contest.

If their current momentum continues, I doubt it will be much of a contest.

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