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Surging Flour Bluff girls peaking as playoffs continue

Flour Bluff Lady Hornets girls basketball
Posted at 8:28 PM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 21:36:26-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — To say the Flour Bluff girls basketball team is rolling now would be a huge understatement.

They may be playing the best basketball of any school in our area now.

Coach James McMinn’s Lady Hornets have been dominating opponents like no other the past two and a half months.

They have won 19 in a row and hope to stretch it to 20 on Friday night when they meet Mission Veterans in Round 2 of the playoffs.

Nine seniors are on the team, which has not lost a district game in three years.

This team has a legitimate chance at getting to state.

“It’s all about keeping our energy up in practice and every game, we can't take anything for granted,” Flour Bluff guard Ella Burnett said. “We have a lot of talent inside because our post game is really good. We have players who can drive and score and talent all around.”

The team’s competitive drive is forged every day in practice, guard Isabella Bertero said.

“We complete a lot in practice and push each other to do our best,” Bertero said. “The harder we work the better chance we have at reaching our ultimate goal. We have a lot of great chemistry.”

McMinn said his team has made steps to prepare for the playoffs in recent years.

"We are not the same team we were two years ago,” McMinn said. “We have changed a little bit so we can make sure we take advantage of what we have now.

“Our inside game is better and our outside game is still very good. We hit five three's last night and they just play well together and we are hitting our stride.”

They meet Mission Vets at 6 p.m. Friday at Texas A&M-Kingsville.