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North Union Eyeing Deep Postseason Run

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The North Union Iowa girls basketball team hit the floor Tuesday night for a regional match–up against Emmetsburg.

KEYC News 12 Sports Rob Clark has more from the Warriors as they prepare to make a deep postseason run.

"The past years, we've always come short, and this year we know what we want to accomplish, and we plan on doing that."

After a bye in the first round the 10th ranked Warriors will hit the floor Tuesday against Emmetsburg.

North Union is 18–2 on the season   featuring a thousand point scorer in Samantha Hagedorn  with many other weapons as well.

"We have a lot of talented players that can always cover each other. Say one girl is off for a night, you'll find another one that is on. We're a team, and if you're not on, we'll have your back, and that's the best part about it."

"It's a team effort, we've got a lot of inside play, a lot of outside, and we've been defending well which helps us a lot. Overall, everyone has been sharing the offensive load, which helps a lot. There is nobody that a team can key on game in and game out. There are girls that have really stepped up on different nights to have big games for us that has really helped."

"We have really good team chemistry, like coach said we all get on our nerves, but at the same time we all love each other, at the end of the day, that helps a lot."

"It's like we can read each other, it helps a lot. We have so much team chemistry from the first year we started to now. We know what each other are going to do on the floor, and how they play so we can reflect off of that and play our game too."

The journey to clinch a state tournament berth won't be easy  with many quality teams taking the floor in this year's Class 2A Region 1 tournament.

"We've got a very tough postseason draw this year, play a lot of tough teams. I think we can go as far as we play well, play together. Obviously our ultimate goal is to go down to state, but we've got a lot of work to get down there. We did get a tough draw, but hopefully we'll play well in those key situations, and we'll be able to go a long way."

The Warriors took down Emmetsburg in the second round of play, 52-17. They'll take on Okoboji Friday at seven.

--KEYC News 12