EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The Memorial girls have become a regular in the 3A regionals. The Lady Tigers are there once again.
This time, the team is looking to advance to Semi-State for the first time since 2011. Head coach, Lee Auker, has lead his squad to a 22-3 record.
The Tigers are ready to try to advance. Michael Gilbert has the story from Memorial’s practice.
Memorial girls have done it again. The Tigers just won their 4th sectional championship in the last 5 years. Memorial defeated Boonville in the 3A title game. Now, Lee Auker’s team prepares for the regional semifinal against Greensburg. A remathc of the 3A regional final two years ago.
You hate to say it’s expected, but with the talent we had coming back, we knew would be competitive.Greensburg is good and they got some kids back from that same team, and Ryleigh Anslinger, Peyton Murphy and Hope Lensing, were all freshman on that team and played big roles. They all know what’s coming.”
“It’s amazing we talk about tradition here at Memorial and we being apart of a program that is that successful is just unreal. We are really greatful that we are one of the teams that is still able to play basketball and we are just taking every game and practice like it’s going to be our last.”
We have really good chemistry,so that helps a lot, we get a long really well and we just play really well together. We definitely have a chip on our shoulder, and we want to go out to win another regional championship, and keep on winning and head to state.”
Memorial feels this time around, they have more experience and more upperclassmen for this regional rematch.
Memorial takes on Greensburg in Charlestown on Saturday.
(This story was originally published on Feb. 14, 2020)