Haskell Maidens win 5th straight district championship

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The Haskell Maidens girls basketball team has won their 5th straight district championship, making it now six in seven years.

"I think it's just the character of the kids, we got great kids we got great support from the parents and administrators. When you got great players, great parents, great administrators you got a lot of things going for you. You can have the kind of success we've had but it really all starts with the kids," said Coach Blake Eddleman.

Two of his kids, seniors C'era Taylor and Taylor Manske have won 112 games in their careers.

"It's honestly, it's just really fun. I wouldn't say we think of ourselfves as being dominant. We just go out there and do whatever we can to win and we have fun while doing it. So it's just part of the game," said C'era Taylor.

"We're really unselfish, we love passing up good shots for great shots and we all work together really well and as our bench comes in, it's just like picking up right where we left off. It's just fun," said Taylor Manske.

Their success has gained them the attention and praise of a former Maiden and icon of women's basketball in The Big Country.

"Coach Eddleman has done a tremendous job with the Haskell Maidens. Talk about a dynasty, they got a dynasty going on over there, there was no dynasty when I was there. We were hoping to get tin the playoffs every year but they're just doing a tremendous job and wish them the best of luck. From Abilene Christian to the Haskell Maidens we wish them the very best of luck," said ACU's women's basketball coach Julie Goodenough.

The Maidens head to Albany to face the Lady Lions at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

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