Murray girls leave for All "A" State Tournament


WPSD Sports

MURRAY, KY -- For the Murray Tigers, it is a goal each year to reach the All "A" State Tournament. This year they will be making their third straight trip, with experience on their side.

"We will have kids on the floor that experienced it last year," Murray head coach Rechelle Turner said. "We also have new players as well. So each team is different and you don't know how they are going to react in the beginning."

But what they want this year is a different result, after making early exits in the past two years.

"Losing the first game the last two years has motivated us to work harder to make sure we win," said senior Julie Thiede. "I don't want to leave any regrets on the court."

Even though the results from the last two years are still on their minds, coach Turner has done her best to keep them focused on this year. And before the team left on Tuesday she told her team that this trip was all about business and not vacation.

"We are going in with a new attitude," she said. "We are going to stay and compete to show what we can really do."

And thanks to the many students and fans that cheered them on as the left, they have all of the support they need as well.

"Everyone knows how important it is and how much we want to go and get a championship," she said.

But the first hurdle will come on Wednesday night when the Tigers take on Trimble County in the first round.

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