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Dallas Christian School
The Dallas Christian School Lady Chargers (22-8) have done it again! For the second consecutive year, the Lady Chargers capped their season with a state title. The team gave everything they had and the hard work more than paid off on Friday, February 24th at Robinson High School in Waco, Texas as they routed Geneva School of Boerne (28-6) for the TAPPS 4A Girls Basketball State Title by a score of 41-27.
If you would have told either of the coaches before the game that only 26 points total would have been scored in the entire first half of the game, neither would have believed you. With two teams that have a knack for not only being physical on the court, but consistent in scoring, fans across the state probably assumed there would be much more scoring from both teams right out of the gate. Through the first two periods, fans witnessed a back-and-forth defensive battle between the Chargers and the Eagles.
After regrouping at halftime, both teams came out ready to set a tone. The Lady Chargers got right to work and instantly began extending their lead without taking a single moment to look back. As Maddie Perkins, Kennedy Chappell, Jackie Schlegel, and the rest of the Lady Chargers continued to set the tone for the rest of the game; Perkins finished just two points away from 1,000 career points.
Dedicated to the game and each other, both teams have everything to be proud of after finishing their seasons in the TAPPS State Title game.
After bringing home gold last season, the Dallas Christian Lady Chargers are so close to another title that they can taste it. In a win-or-go-home situation, the Lady Chargers will face Lake Country Christian with the hopes of making their second-straight appearance in the TAPPS Finals. VYPE DFW dives into the team and what can be expected:
The team quickly got to work this season, focusing on each moment at a time. Throughout practices and game days whether their athletes were on the court or off the court, the Lady Chargers were consistent in doing the right thing, playing smart, lifting each other up, and remaining focused. Dedicated to having a strong IQ for the game, Maddie Perkins previously told VYPE that the team studies the game every single day. "We take notes and constantly talk about what to do, who is guarding who, and what their weaknesses are so we can learn how to benefit off of that," Perkins said.
Focused on continuing to be the best in their area, the Lady Chargers used the preseason play to sharpen their skills against tougher opponents. Through district, the team went undefeated and finished first in their standings. Now, entering the TAPPS State Semifinals with an 11 game win-streak and a 20-8 overall record, the Lady Chargers are looking to do whatever it takes to cap their season with more victories.
So far this season, the team has outscored their opponents by a combined 474 points on the court. Playing physical, fast, and alert, fans can expect the Lady Chargers to use the momentum they have been building all season long to power themselves to a strong game against Lake Country Christian. With dedication to the game and a willingness to put in the hard work that it takes to succeed, the Lady Chargers are sure to keep the fans entertained while playing a great game on Thursday.
Dallas Christian is set to take on Lake Country Christian at University High School in Waco, Texas on Thursday, February 23rd. Tip-off is at noon.