Broncos tip off season Friday night against Edmond Santa Fe
By Kale Fouts
Last season the Mustang girls basketball team were just nine points away from advancing to the state tournament. The Lady Broncos lost to Sapulpa 66-57. This year they again have their hopes set high, as the goal is to win a state championship.
Mustang returns four of its starters from last year’s squad. All four of those starters are also listed in the “Vype Top 100”, which are the rankings for the top players in Oklahoma.
Leading scorer Jaki Rollins gets a chance to be a star for the Lady Broncos again this year, as she averaged 10.7 points per game last season. Jaki also recently received an offer from Drury University.
Her sister, Jordyn Rollins, also returns this season. Jordyn also holds an offer from Drury University. Talia Pogi also returns to play this season, she averaged 10.3 points per game last year. Knock-down three-point shooter London Foreman returns this year as well. The Lady Broncos also added Karley Johnson and Randi Harding to their lineup. Johnson is committed to play at the University of Arkansas.
This offseason coach Katie Bass made her team work extremely hard as she always does. The team lifted weights 4-5 times during every week, and they would practice everyday for at least two hours.
“Practice needs to be harder so games can be easier,” Bass said.
This year’s team clearly has all the pieces to make a run at the state title. They begin the journey Friday night at home against Edmond Santa Fe.