Tornado, Lady Tornado Finish Season at Regional Tournament


Alicia Durfee

This past week, both the Tornado and Lady Tornado basketball teams played in the regional tournament at Murry State University. Both teams were able to finish up their seasons with the closing games. 

The Blue Tornado basketball team had an impressive season this year with a 21-11 record, led by Coach Greg Overstreet.

A few of the players had comments after the game about this year’s season and the team overall. Jamey Harris (11) was happy with the way the team played this year. He said, “Well of course we never want that as to how we ended our season. The team and I worked extremely hard for the past couple of months and the game just didn’t go our way. It’s going to feel different without our senior guys as well, and they did nothing but push me and my teammates, and they are great role models for the days to come. Now we must come together and regroup to become the best team we can possibly be for our next season. So, make sure to tune in.”

Jacob West (12) said “I thought our defense was solid throughout the whole game, and we held their best player to the number of points we wanted him to have. But at the end of the day, we didn’t hit every shot we should have and didn’t make rebounds at crucial points in the game.”

Miles Woodfork, a freshman who played on the varsity level for Paducah Tilghman Basketball, commented on the season and the overall teamwork during the game. He said, “Well I feel like we started of the season strong beating Christian County and Henderson County playing as a team. But as the season progressed, we started playing individually and not sharing the ball as much. Towards the end of the regional game, we couldn’t rebound the ball and our defense got worse. But overall, it was a good season.”

The boys’ team was runner-up in the district tournament and finished their season with a 36-41 loss to Murray High School at the regional tournament game Wednesday night. 

The Lady Tornado had a good season this year with a 13-11 record. Throughout this season, they have showed impressive hard work and sportsmanship, led by Coach Stephanie Gray.

Dasia Garland (12) was proud of the hard work the team put into the game toil the end. She said, “I was disappointed that we lost but I feel everybody gave everything they had until the buzzer went off and that’s all I could’ve asked for. As far as the season goes, everybody on the team will understand it’s been a hectic season, but we pulled through. Our team is like a family, those girls mean the world to me now and never playing with them again makes me wish I cherished more of the games.”

The girls’ team was runner-up in the district tournament and also finished their season with a 39-49 loss to Graves County High School at the regional tournament game on Tuesday night.