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Rebels girls have tough homestand

Posted on January 28, 2015 by Taber Times

By Greg Price
Taber Times

You are only as good as your last game.

At least that’s how the W.R. Myers Rebels varsity girls basketball team are taking it after coming firing out of the gates to a 12-0 record.

“The record is a great accomplishment, but I’d obviously prefer to be 12-0 in our last 12 games rather than our first twelve,” said Kenney Wood, head coach of the W.R. Myers Rebels varsity girls basketball team. “Our league doesn’t allow for complacency, if we are, we will lose. In every game we need to be prepared to battle for the win. We have quite a long home stand coming up.”

That includes the always tough Magrath Pandas tonight as the Rebels and Pandas hold the top two rankings provincially in 3A girls.

“The Magrath game is huge for us. They are not only a top team in our league, more importantly, they are a top team in our zone,” said Wood. “We need to play well and keep focused, they have a senior that has already committed to the U of L for next year. She is their main player and we will have to watch her on both ends of the court.”

The team then hosts Kate Andrews Pride on Friday night and then the Raymond Comets on Tuesday. All games tip off at approximately 8 p.m.

“The girls are very excited about getting back to playing. Brandon, Marty and myself are trying to keep the girls focused, motivated and calm. The team will play better when they aren’t rushed and they feel confident in their abilities. We are stressing the importance of the team over individual accomplishments. It’s difficult to always buy into that, but the team’s success is what we are all striving for,” said Wood. “We are hopefully building towards a championship, any individual awards that are a result of that would be secondary. The team has seen their hard work and unselfishness pay off. I know we definitely haven’t peaked yet, we’ve had some pretty good games, but we can and will get better. February and March will be exciting.”

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