Love is the secret to Colorado City's success
COLORADO CITY, Texas —
A 28-6 overall record, coupled with a perfect run through a top-heavy District 5-3A, and a bi-district playoff victory on Monday, have made this a fantastic season for the Colorado City girls' basketball team.
The Lady Wolves have shooters all over the hardwood, including Kaitlyn Kimball, Mia Monroe and Clancy White, and have also shown a great ability to shut down opposing offenses in the second half.
But, the team believes it's what has developed off-the-court that has really led to the success.
"They just love each other. It's amazing," head coach Barry Kimball said. "I've never seen a group that gets along so well. It doesn't matter if you're a starter or not."
C-City, ranked 16th in the final Texas Association of Basketball Coaches poll, took down Early 55-18 in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs, and will face the winner of Tuesday night's Cisco-Jacksboro game.
"They go to work every day, take it one day at a time and have fun together. It carries over to the floor," said Kimball.
The Lady Wolves were unbeaten in district to claim the championship over powerful teams like Jim Ned and Merkel.
"We have a really good bond. We work well together," senior Conley Niblett said. "We trust each other."
Last season ended in the third round -- one win from reaching the regional tournament.
C-City's goal is to make sure they don't come up short this year -- and maybe go further.
"Hopefully state. But I don't want to jinx us," said Niblett with a laugh.