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FAMU DRS girls hoops focused as they head to Lakeland, state final four

Posted at 6:36 PM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 18:36:08-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Lakeland, Florida has become quite the second home for the FAMU DRS girls basketball team. For the past 11 years, the Baby Lady Rattlers have headed south to play in the state final four, winning five state titles in that time frame.

DRS packed up the vans and hit the road for their 11th straight trip to Lakeland Tuesday. This season has been anything but ordinary for them, as they've played just 11 games total, five of which have been postseason games.

The lack of game experience is not something head coach Ericka Cromartie is really worried about. It's one game at a time starting Wednesday morning.

"We'll actually play more playoff games than regular-season games, that's unheard of!" she said Tuesday. "I just look at it as if that's our way to gel at this time, then I'll take it. We couldn't control what happened. We play the cards as dealt and we play them to win."

The Baby Lady Rattlers face First Baptist at 10:00 in the morning in Wednesday's state semifinals. A win puts them in Saturday's title game.