Maize girls dominate top-ranked Maize South

Published: Feb. 7, 2020 at 11:23 PM CST
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Maize girls led from the first quarter, holding Maize South to only two field goals in the first half. But it was the Eagles quick paced offensive game plan that pulled gave them the comfy lead over the Mavericks.

Maize senior Emily Laham said, "We have a lot of shooters on our team, all of us can shoot. So I think the fact that we shot really well tonight was obviously really good but we always are practicing on it, we're always working on transitions for sure cause that's what we're good at, we're a fast team."

Maize junior Sydney Holmes said, "Maize South's style of play is really slow it down, and everything we thought we could beat them just running the floor, getting everyone on their team tired."

Jerrod Handy, Maize girls coach said, "We came out with a lot of intensity and a lot of focus. I hate it that we have to play Maize South to play that hard and that focused. You know it's a big rivalry game and the girls were really hyped up for it."

Laham said, "We've also been working on defense all week so I think that's obviously the reason why we stopped them but we've just been focusing really hard this week."

Handy said, "Yeah our defense is really good, it's been good all year, it's just we've played some really really good competition in 6A and the girls are finally starting to learn how to play the right defense."

Holmes said, "We have a hard schedule and I think our record doesn't really show for what we have in store, so I think it's going to be a great end of the season."

Maize girls coach Handy said he’s most proud of how his players came together and played as a team against Maize South.

Maize will head to Buhler on Tuesday, February 11th.

Maize South with host Valley Center on Tuesday, February 11th.

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