The Hesston Middle School Lady Swathers eighth grade team took home the middle school title this season with a 14-2 record.
Jared Hett, head coach of the Lady Swathers, said the team was led in scoring by Elise Kaiser and Kelbi Richardson.
“They were my leaders in points, but it took all of my girls. We had a lot of big shots throughout the season. We had girls stepping up during big games that were not just those two,” said Hett.
Throughout the season, Hett said the Lady Swathers were dedicated to improving their game and racking up wins.
“They came and worked hard every single day. I’m proud of how hard they worked in every game and on the defensive end,” he said.
With a strong work ethic, Hett saw his team mature and grow.
“Every single one of my girls grew in different ways. They all got better this season,” he said.
As eighth grade students, many of the HMS Lady Swathers will begin their high school hoops careers in the fall.
“They’re a great group of girls. If they keep working hard and they want to be good, then they are going to be an extremely fun group to watch,” said Hett.