SNOOK, Texas -- The Snook Lady Jays Basketball team is headed back to the Class 1A Division I State Basketball Tournament for the second straight season, and this time they hope to get past the semifinal round.
A year ago eventual state champ Sudan eliminated Snook 64-42, and it's been the Lady Jays goal to get back to Austin ever since.
At 24-11 Snook has the worst record of any 1A Division one state qualifer, but they picked up many of those losses playing a tough pre-district schedule, including a 60-37 loss to their opponent Thursday Martin's Mill (32-5).
Martin's Mill is at the state tourney for the 8th year in a row and no doubt will be a challenge, but the Lady Jays are riding a 15 game winning streak and are happy to have another shot at a state title.
"We're very excited," said Snook Lady Jays Head Basketball Coach Micah Milliorn.
"We went last year and it was a great experience for us and the kids got a taste of what it's like and from the beginning of the year that was our goal to get back there. We want to get there and hopefully get past the semifinal game. I know the kids really want to get to that final game and try to win that championship."
"(We're) Very excited," said Snook Senior guard Shakera Barnes. "But this year we're looking forward to going further than we did last year, but we know it's going to be a hard competition."
Snook and Martin's Mill meet at the Erwin Center in Austin Thurday morning at 10.