With just one win in 10 Lincoln Trail Conference girls' basketball outings and a 5-19 overall record, this hasn't exactly been the most memorable of seasons for the United Red Storm.|
However, coach Fred Lucas's club hopes to put all of that behind them as they seek a fresh start beginning with tonight's 8 p.m. semifinal game at the Class 1A Abingdon Regional, where United is seeded second behind Lewistown.
The Red Storm open against the third-seeded Lady Commandos, and it will be their third trip to the Abingdon gymnasium this season, having split two previous meetings.
"The difference was that we made a lot of baskets one night," quipped Lucas. "That's been the story for us coming out of Christmas. We'll be off one night, on the other. We've been getting decent shots; we're just struggling with our percentage right now."
Led by senior guard Cassandra Ellison's 10 points per game, the Red Storm have also gotten a spark from the lone junior in their starting rotation, 5-foot-8 forward Callie Brunswig, who gives them seven points and four rebounds per evening.
With the comparative balance between the teams at Abingdon, Lucas hopes a hot streak is in the offing to bring United its first regional basketball championship.
"If we can get to the final,'' he said, "anything can happen."
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