The Lady Jags finished out February with nine wins and zero losses, adding on to their 18 game win streak.
The girls are led in scoring by Brittany Harshaw, sophomore with 16.8 PPG. Harshaw season high came on February 18 against Maize south, she finished with a team high 27 points.
“We obviously have been playing really well lately, and we’ve been really connected as a team. I don’t really care that I am the leading scorer, because I put my team first. I’m excited to see how far this team can go in state and possibly take home the title, I believe we can do it,” she said.
The Jags offense is run by Jaden Newfarmer, a junior guard. She leads the team and state in assists per game. She is currently sitting at 6.6 a game as the state leader, and tied for 23rd in the Nation.
This team faced Dodge City, Campus, Ark City, Goddard Eisenhower, Goddard, Maize South, Valley Center, Andover, and Salina Central. Throughout February, the Jags outscored opponents by an average of 25 points per game, having one real test as they defeated Goddard in overtime. After going 8-0 in conference, the Jags secured the league title and home court advantage in sub-state.
“Having home court advantage helps a lot because we have great fans at Central. We have some of the best fans and support, and I believe they will travel to Emporia if we win our sub-state bracket. It is like playing with a sixth player on the court with the support we get,” sophomore guard Ellie Stearns said.
Sub-state starts at home Wednesday at 6pm against Hays.