KANSAS (WCIA) — When it comes to interviews, it’s mostly giggles from the Titans. And while they may be a little camera shy, they’re more than comfortable on the court. After winning their super-sectional earlier this week, Tri-County is on to state for the first time.
“It’s never been done before in Tri-County so this is one of the best feelings ever, to be part of history, and I feel so close to the girls because we’ve accomplished so much together in the season,” Tri-County senior guard Grace Burnside said.
Shiloh has made five trips to state, the last time back in 2011 but this is the first time Tri-County will play in the semifinals. It’s also the first time they’ll be in an an arena as big as Redbird, which holds more than 10,000 people.
“I think it might be a little overwhelming to some of us since we haven’t been to this arena, but I think we can compete,” Burnside added.
“I hope it inspires other teams knowing that we’re coming from small towns, that even because you’re so small, you can still do great things and accomplish so much,” Tri-County senior guard Harley Barry said. “You just have to have a little faith.”
And while this team is certaintly not used to being in the spotlight, they’re more than ready to be on the state’s biggest stage. All it takes for them, is a little faith. Tri-County will play Eastland Friday afternoon in the Class 1A state semifinals at 11 a.m. in Normal