Women’s basketball team readies for playoffs

The CFHS women’s basketball team is just two games away from being able to go to the state basketball tournament.
This Saturday, they will be traveling down to Mason City for their first playoff game. Although Mason City has a better record, 15-6, than Cedar Falls’ record of 11-10, Cedar Falls pulled off a win last time they played them in a close game 66-59.

“We want to respect our opponents but not fear them,” head coach Dan List said.

Many players on the team have said that a big reason for their success is their team chemistry. Whether it’s playing basketball, having a team meal or just hanging out, they all get along well. They are like one big basketball family.

“My favorite part of coaching is to see the tremendous chemistry the team has. They respect and pull for each other and have really come together as a team,” List said.

If the Tigers are able to pull off another win at Mason City, the girls would travel to Ames to battle against one of the top teams in the state of Iowa, Des Moines East. If they are able to upset the Des Moines East Scarletts, the Lady Tigers would advance to the State tournament.

There are two seniors on the team this year, Madison Wood and Symone Robinson, who are fighting to keep playing as they are finishing up their high school basketball careers.

“I’ve been a part of the journey to go to State for the past four years at Cedar Falls, and this is our year. We’ve worked really hard as a team for these last games, and being a senior is my last chance to help the team make it count,” Wood said.

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