The Richland Junior High Lady Bears finished the last two basketball seasons undefeated.
In their seventh and eighth grade years they combined for a perfect 31-0 record. This year they won the Richland Tournament and the Frisco League GIrls Basketball Tournament two years in a row. They were also regular season Frisco League Champions during both seasons.
When asked about who some of his key players where this season, Head Richland Lady Bears Junior High Coach Charley Parker said this, “I didn't have any key players, they all worked as one to have the success that they did. They are a special and talented little group who continue to improve each day.”
Coach Parker had a unique way of preparing his girls during the summer. He said this about their training,”We prepared for each season by playing up in the summer. This past summer we played a JV and Varsity schedule to make it competitive for them.”
When the Richland coach was asked about how the team will be preparing next year in high school, Coach Parker said this,”Next year they all move up to high school and will see some time at the varsity level but have a long ways to go to get to where we want to be. We have some growing to do next season as they all will be Freshman but I still look for us to compete with some of the teams on our schedule.”
The winter high school basketball season will begin next week as all the area high schools begin practice.