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In a season of surprises, Carroll girls looking for another upset Friday night in San Antonio

Posted at 6:46 PM, Feb 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-21 19:55:15-05

It’s been a year to remember for the Carroll girls basketball team.

Not many people gave them a chance, but here they are, heading to the Region 4-Class 5A tournament starting tomorrow in San Antonio.

The Lady Tigers have fought and clawed their way to a 30-9 record this season. And the big highlight so far was this dramatic overtime win over Veterans Memorial Tuesday night which propelled them into the regionals.

There’s no question this team is very talented. But still, they have been flying under the radar all season.

And at one point, they weren’t even sure if they would make the playoffs.

Their season continues at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Blossom Athletic Center in San Antonio against San Antonio Veterans Memorial.

Carroll forward Maya Simon says the season has been eventful.

“Interesting, frustrating, but all in all fun,” Carroll said. “All of us are talented individually but together we are even more talented as a team and I believe we can go to state because we have a very good coach and very good players.”

The season has been a rollercoaster of emotions for the Lady Tigers, according to guard Lindsey Evans.

“Our team expected big things,” Evans said. “But it was a really hard season for all of us I think our coach really worked us really hard. The regional tournament is coming up and we really believe we will make it to state.”

Lady Tigers’ coach Leticia Canales said her team’s fast finish has put a memorable capper over a season that had its share of struggles.

“Yes, we were not sure if we were even going to make the playoffs,” Canales said. “But as we started the season , we started seeing what we had.

“We said ‘hey, we might have a chance at fourth in district’ and so that is what we were looking at . So our goal was just to make the playoffs. And I said once we make the playoffs anything can happen.”

It has. Now, they are heading to the playoffs in San Antonio where anything can happen.