Lady Bombers Motivated For Gold Ball

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:35 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Mar 3, 2010 12:31 AM CDT

Steve McGehee

Oklahoma Sports Mobile Journalist

MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma -- The Midwest City girls basketball team is doing all it can to make sure the cart doesn’t get in front of the horse. You can’t blame them for looking ahead though, especially after what happened to them last year in the postseason.

Anxious is the word that best describes the Lady Bombers in the month of March.

The motivation to win it all stares them in the face on a daily basis this season. Remembering the one that got away is a constant reminder in the locker room.

The Lady Bombers lost to Del City last year by two points in the Class 6A title game. The loss was tough to take, since they had already defeated Lady Eagles twice leading up to the championship game.

One year later, Midwest City is back in the title picture and possibly stronger than ever.

The Lady Bombers are currently number one in 6A and they’re the odds on favorite to win the Gold Ball this month. Art Bodes' squad owns a 22-2 record. At times, the Lady Bombers are making it look too easy on the basketball court. They are winning by an average of 26 points this season, which isn’t simple to do with a big number one target on your back.

“We step up and get everybody’s “A” game,” coach Bode said.

The Lady Bombers are only four victories away from winning their first Gold Ball since 1992.

Midwest City resumes postseason play this Thursday at 6:30 against Norman High School in Harrah.