Cowgirls seek to rebound from loss in upcoming game against Flower Mound


Shreya Ravi

Coppell sophomore forward Berlynn Engelhardt shoots for a layup against Lewisville at the CHS Arena on Friday. The Cowgirls defeated the Farmers, 66-32.

Nathan Cheng, Staff Writer

The Coppell girls basketball team is currently holding a 29-1 record, dropping only one game to Plano East on Wednesday. Despite the reason loss, the team has still been able to put on very effective play throughout the season, allowing them to beat teams across the district. Their remarkable play has been attributed to new adjustments made to the team’s practice.

“We started the off season with a new strength program with [Coppell coach Willis Tran]. We call it Camp Tran,” junior point guard Saiya Patel said.  “Every single person in this program has developed physically from that and that has given us a huge advantage.” 

According to Patel, the Cowgirls’ play is the result of it becoming more invested in the program. The program has set new goals in place which has helped all team members in both JV and varsity to improve their teamwork and dedication to each other. 

“This year, our culture as a program has improved drastically on all teams and we’re invested one hundred percent,” Patel said. “We made a goal at the beginning of the season to make the playoffs and after that, we’ve been pushing harder to do that. Now that the season has started, I think we actually have a chance at district champions, not just playoffs.” 

When facing Flower Mound, Patel anticipates the Cowgirls will face difficulty with Flower Mound junior Madison Cox. The Cowgirls have experienced difficulty competing with Cox in the past.

“We did struggle with her a little bit but I think this year, with the new strength program, we’re going to be able to match her level,” Patel said. 

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