Montezuma girls begin State 1A Basketball Tournament

Montezuma’s girls’ basketball team is ready for another shot at the Class 1A State Basketball tournament.  The Bravettes take on St. Ansgar in the State quarterfinals Wednesday afternoon (3/4) at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.  Montezuma is the fourth seed in the tournament with a 23-1 record, while Saint Ansgar is seeded fifth with a 21-2 mark.  Montezuma Coach Janel Burgess talks about the differences between last year’s team that went to State and this year’s edition of the Bravettes.

“I think we’ve got similarities, but I think our depth is a little different. I think we go eight deep and we have eight offensive threats through and through. I think you look at leadership is very similar.  But I think any time you’re doing something for the third time, it’s like our nerves are a little more relieved a little bit.  And this is pretty much matter of fact ‘This is what we need to do and this is your next opponent in front of you.’  And you don’t think about it being perhaps your last, but most importantly….it’s really actually our most important 32 minutes ahead of us and we’ve got to continue to get better.”

You can hear the Montezuma Bravettes at State on KBOE-FM.  Our live coverage from Wells Fargo Arena starts at 3 Wednesday afternoon with tip-off scheduled for 3:15.


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