The Flour Bluff Lady Hornets have surged out of the gates with an undefeated district record heading into Friday’s early showdown against Tuloso-Midway.
Coach James McMinn’s team again appears the team to beat in the district. They have a strong returning cast, headed by Hayle Campbell who has already signed to continue her career at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
The Bluff is 4-0 in district play and 13-5 overall, despite losing two key players from last year’s team that advanced to the state regionals.
Even with the turnover, they have not missed a beat.
“I think we are pretty good at all aspects of the game,” Campbell said. “We have a good inside game and good outside game.”
Guard Jayde Tschritter said the team’s deep tournament last season has helped spur the early start.
“Our chemistry and just the way we play together, and how hard we work every single day to learn how each other plays and make ourselves better,” Tschritter said.
Gloria Geurin said the team cares about each other.
“It’s the atmosphere our teams builds, from a good program where we are good to each other,” Guerin said. “It’s not about me, but the team.”
All of this has helped this year’s Lady Hornets’ team one that potentially could be ready for a deep run this season.
“We have lots of ability,” McMinn said. “They get along well, they respect each other. Work hard, and they make really good grades. I think it’s just a good chemistry. Sometimes the chemistry is just right throughout a season and this team has it.”