Flying Tigers Surpass the Cougars

Chase Keating, Staff Writer

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Tuesday Feb. 12, the Wheaton Warrenville South girls basketball team came back from a 20 point deficit against Conant in the first round regional game at York.  Led by four year starter Mira Emma, the flying Tigers pulled through and advance to the regional championship against York.

“I felt relaxed and excited knowing that it was the first playoff game.  I knew going into it, it was going to be a tough game, and we mentally had to be focused on executing.” said Emma.  The Tigers ended up getting off to a slow start. The lack of defense and poor shooting allowed Conant to gain 19 points in the fourth quarter; however, this did not stop the flying tigers.  

“We kept our composure and held our heads high and knew we had to finish out the rest of the game with all we had.  We did not back down at any point, and we finished off the game very strong and played how we normally play.” said senior Mackenzie Stebbins.  In the second half the Tiger’s defense made a huge comeback. Offensively, the girls started hitting shots left and right. Conant did not know how to respond.  

The Tigers are now looking forward to the regional championship game against York.  Their confidence is very high, and even senior Ellery Fahey is sure of a victory for the Flying Tigers.  “I definitely think that our next game we will not make the same mistakes the we made last game. We have, for sure, learned our lesson and have come to the sense that we have to start off on the right foot in order to dominate the game and win.”  With failure comes learning. The Tigers are hoping to study this game and bring the heat to York on Thursday Feb. 14.