Meridian 2010 Girls Basketball

By Meridian • February 18th, 2010

Coaches are often heard to say that their team is special, but Coach Travis Madsen may be right about the 2010 Meridian School Girls Basketball team.

The girls are a close-knit group and have a great work ethic. Led by seniors Danielle Langston, Estee Arts, Rachel Allen, Jenna Higgins, Muzna Bukhari, and Kahee Shin, the team has already accomplished their goals for the season and still have games left to play.

Coach Madsen stated that the girls started the season with 2 goals, to win their region and to win a game at the State Tournament. The girls achieved both goals in impressive fashion. The team went undefeated in Region 18 and came into the State Tournament as the #1 seed. Then in the first round of the 2010 Utah State 1A Girls Basketball Championship Tournament, Meridian was paired against the Bryce Valley Lady Mustangs. The Mongooses were able to overcome a halftime deficit against the heavily favored Mustangs to win the game – the first Girls Basketball State Tournament win in school history.

These girls are special. They work hard and produce results – and have fun in the process.

They have a chance to do it again. Against Duchesne – tonight at 8:30 – in the winners bracket of the 2010 Girls Basketball State Tournament.

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