THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) — The Brookwood girls basketball team made history this year, winning the Georgia Independent School Association's Triple A State Championship, the program's first. They always say it's easy to win your first; it's harder to win your second.
Head coach Todd Webb notes that there's definitely a target on the Lady Warriors backs, which is why he's thankful they've been able to be in the gym the last month.
The GISA left the decision to practice up to it's member schools and Brookwood allowed the team to get to work.
Webb said they limited the number of athletes in the gym at one team, worked out just three days a week, and couldn't scrimmage. But coming off the season they had, Webb was happy with what they were able to do.
"You want to keep a ball in their hand more than anything," said Webb. "Just so they don't lose everything they worked for. One thing we missed out on, but everyone else missed out on, was trying to fill some of those voids that you lost the year before. We graduated Mollie and Holland and we're fortunate we graduated only two, but those are two pretty big shoes to fill. I always like having the summer to play around with different line ups and kind of see who's really going to fill in where we're lacking. That's something we missed out on, but we got a ton of skill work in, we got a ton of shots up. That's the big thing."
Webb said they'll pick back up with strength and conditioning in July and if they're cleared to scrimmage they will.