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Chiefs and Maidens Basketball Update 12-09-13

Basketball season has been good to Lake View so far this season. Here's our story with the Chiefs and Maidens.
Basketball season has been good to Lake View so far this season. Here's our story with the Chiefs and Maidens.


After just one game of play in the Doug McCutchen Memorial Tournament last weekend for the Chiefs, games were called off due to weather conditions. But even so, Coach Chaney feels like his team is in a good position with their 3 and 2 record.

ROBERT CHANEY: "THEY'RE STARTING TO HAVE A LITTLE SWAGGER ABOUT THEMSELVES, THAT'S WHAT THE GOOD TEAMS DO, YOU START TO HAVE A SWAGGER ABOUT YOURSELF AND YET UNDERSTAND THAT THEY'RE NOT THERE YET. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO REACH THAT GOAL, THEY GOT TO GET BETTER IN PRACTICE, EVERYDAY THEY HAVE TO GET BETTER IN PRACTICE."

The best story on the Lake View campus right now may be the Maidens Basketball team. After a 1 and 5 start to the season, they've reeled of six consecutive wins including a tournament title in Monahans over the weekend.

Rob Young: "THEY'RE PLAYING HARD AND THE DESIRE. WHICH IS WHAT I KNEW THEY HAD, WE HAVE GOOD KIDS"

Alyssa Soto: "WE WERE DOWN AND GETTING MAD AT EACH OTHER AND TO COME OUT AND WIN BECAUSE WE FINALLY GOT TOGETHER REALIZED WE WEREN'T GOING TO WIN IF WE DIDN'T PLAY AS A TEAM."

Celeste Silva: "I GUESS IS WE WORK AS A TEAM WE'LL PLAY BETTER AS A TEAM. IT WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY FUN, WE HAVEN'T WON ANYTHING IN A WHILE, IT WAS PRETTY EXCITING, EVERYBODY WAS HAPPY."

Coach Young is in his first season back with the Maidens after a stint there in the 90's, and he says the program isn't as bad off as some had thought.

Young: "THE PROGRAM IS REALLY IN BETTER SHAPE THAN PEOPLE GIVE IT CREDIT FOR. WE'VE TAUGHT THE KIDS THEY BELIEVE THEY CAN DO IT AND I THINK CONFIDENCE BREEDS WINNING."

With the wins come a new attitude on the north side of town that may very well pay dividends for a long time.

Young: "I THINK THEY SEE A LITTLE BIT OF LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL THERE."
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