Girls of Wilcox-Hildreth have potential for best season in years

The Wilcox-Hildreth girls scrimmage in a Jan. 3, 2018 practice in Wilcox, Neb. (KHGI)

Cruising through the first few weeks of the season, the Wilcox–Hildreth girls program is playing the best basketball this group of seniors has ever had at the varsity level.

At 8–4, the Falcons still have a lot to prove in terms of what they're capable of big picture.

"We go over what our teams going to do and what they're going to do, so I would say our practices are preparing us for the upcoming games and how the coaches are coaching and prepare our practices for us," senior Rebecca Saathoff-Beck said.

They've got a chance to finish with the best record since going 15–5 when the eldest athletes from this roster were still in the 8th grade.

"We're going to face some tough teams, so we're going to put our best against our best here in practice to be ready for those games," said head coach Cody Whipkey, who is in his third season leading Wil-Hil. "We feel that if we play with our potential, we can play with the best teams in our area; the Pleasanton's, the Elm Creek's, the Overton's and the Axtell's.

"Right now we're taking care of business with the coin flip games, last year that was something we couldn't do we lost a lot of them, but now we're winning them."

The Falcons embark on a three–game road trip starting Friday night at Loomis.

All of the next six games, however, are all winnable for the girls from WHHS.

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