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February 27, 2014

Lady Eagles looking to count consecutive titles on two hands after Austin excursion

— By GREG WEBB

BROCK — Chance Westmoreland had quite an act to follow when he first stepped into the girls’ head basketball coaching shoes in 2011. His promotion from assistant came on the heels of three consecutive Brock Class 2A girls basketball titles. 

This weekend, the Lady Eagles will begin another adventure in Austin, in hopes of adding two more wins to the business end of their 34-2 season record. If successful in hoisting the championship trophy, Westmoreland and his Brock cagers will have doubled the consecutive titles — to six. 

“It’s been a great run,” Westmoreland said. “There has been some stress, of course, but it’s been neat to be a part [of the success] and to keep it going. 

“We would certainly like to continue [the streak].”

Westmoreland is not surprised his varsity squad is returning to the UIL state tourney, considering the work ethic of his team.  

“This group is probably the hardest-working one I have ever had,” he said. “When we came back from Austin last year, on that following Monday these girls were ready to go to work. 

“After seeing how hard they worked this summer, I really felt like the only team that could beat us would be us.”

A relatively young squad (forward Taylor Fulmer is its lone senior), Westmoreland attributes much of the success to the collective effort.

“This group is the definitive ‘team,’” the coach said. “They have bought in to our system and have all accepted their roles. It’s hard to play all nine players, but we’ve told them when they get in the game, play three or four minutes as hard as you can and then we’ll get you some rest.

“You look at a player like Lexie (Ducat). For another team, she would probably play 30 minutes a game, but she is getting about 25 minutes. Bailey (Ivey) and Rachel (Williams) are playing about 20 to 22 minutes. 

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