Girls soar to 11-0 start, prepare for 4-4A start

Jordan Tucker-Willaford, Sports Editor

 

Entering the 2011 season,the Denton Lady Broncos knew they would be better.

 

How much better was anyone’s guess?

 

No one could have predicted the start the team would jump to including head coach Dennis Krishka who saw his team reel off 11 straight victories to start the season.

 

“I thought we would be much improved, but did not expect to be 11-0 at this time,” Krishka said. “Our ability to create turnovers with our pressure defense has really been a factor in this year’s success.”

 

The team is just four wins shy of last years total of 15 and was even ranked for three weeks in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches State Poll.

 

Krishka has been coaching at Denton since the 2005-06 season, and might just have his best team since the 06 team that captured the district title.

 

The team has been led offensively by Jamecia Brown who is averaging 16.8 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. Teammate Jasmine Taylor has added 14.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists.

 

With their early season success, the team looks to be a top contender in the 4-4A playoff chase.

 

Denton last reached the post season in 2009.

 

The team’s run off 11 in a row came to an end when they dropped a 53-47 decision to Sanger. They then lost to Guyer 48-35 as they turned the ball over 29 times before rebounding to beat Fa r m e r s v i l l e .

Their current record at press time was 12-3 before Tuesday’s game with Argyle.

The Broncos will open their district play on December 16th against the Wichita Falls Coyotes, a game where the Broncos hope to get off on the right foot.

The race for the title could come down to a battle among three teams, Denton, Ryan and Wichita Falls Rider.

“I would expect us to challenge the top teams for a playoff spot,” Krishka said. “But we must do a better job of rebounding and taking care of the ball to be successful.”

 

 

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