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Senior leaders keep focus while keeping it light

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By Todd Martin

Whether it was Katie Case singing songs from “Lion King” before the region title game, Haleigh LeCompte making up new Shelby cheers or the senior group coming up with new eye-black dots, these seniors know what it takes to win.

“I think watching us want it [to win] so bad as seniors has carried over to the rest of the team,” Shauna Gramig said. “We said when we started the season that we were the team to beat. If you look at our record you might think we don’t belong, but we know we have the talent to win.”

That drive and focus from the seniors is offset by their ability to keep things fun.

The seniors came up with a set of eye-black dots that represented the number of victories they needed to get to state.

“I think that got everybody really pumped up,” LeCompte said.

“Everybody was just ready to smear a dot,” Case said.

The girls said they’ll carry the dots over to the State Tournament, and maybe they’ll come up with something new.

“It all started with the district. After that we’ve been together and playing well,” Farren Holland said.

“We had an awakening after that Spencer County game [in the first round of the district tournament],” LeCompte said. “We knew we had to come together and play like we’re capable of, and since then we have.”

Going into this morning’s game, the girls will be dotted and ready.