Working Towards that Number 1 Spot: Prosser BasketballPosted: Updated:
Losing a state championship can either motivate you in the offseason, or take your spirit. Girls Prosser basketball finished second in state a year ago, only to bounce back, and finish the regular season this year ranked number one in state.
If one word defines girls basketball at Prosser, it's resiliency. For the past three seasons, the Mustangs have made into the final four in the state playoffs. Only to lose twice in the semi- finals, and last year in the championship game to River Ridge 57-46.@
Senior captain Taylor Flores said, "It was really great to get there. A little frustrating to lose, but we hoped to build on that this year."
Fellow senior captain Brooke Adams added, "I mean we were so close, and it just helped us. We knew what we needed to do. We need to work hard on our defense, and we need to be in better shape."
@Years of tough losses continue to drive Prosser. This season the Mustangs are 19-1, and have been ranked number one in state, since the rankings came out.@
Head coach Mark Little said, "Honestly, we haven't spent 30 seconds talking about it. The great thing about basketball is you actually play to see who finishes first."
Flores added, "Really the ranking doesn't mean anything to us. What it means is that, we need to work hard and prove we deserve that spot. "
Adams said, "I mean when we found out we were like, what? We're ranked number one? None of us expected that."
Little added, "I think it just gives everybody another reason to want to beat you."
The Mustangs are perennial title contenders who are driven by the 1989 state championship team, the only Prosser girls hoops team to win it all.
Flores said, "Real big inspiration for us to live up to that, work hard and help them get another one."