Just My Opinion 3-15-17
Congratulations all around to the basketball Lady Patriots on their well-deserved Select Division I championship, putting the cap on a brilliant 33-2 season.
We’ll keep the trophy, thank you. But wouldn’t it have been fun to see Barb Farris’ team take on Destrehan, the Class 5A Champion, in a winner-take-all showdown? The Wildcats, en route to a perfect season, were the only team that defeated Curtis this year.
Of course, a rematch was prohibited by the LHSAA’s ridiculous select/nonselect split. And sadly, there does not seem to be sufficient inclination to change it back to the formula that worked so well for decades.
Anyway, you Curtis fans have plenty to celebrate and plenty to get excited about. The Lady Patriots entire starting lineup will be returning next year. And yet another solid plus comes from the performance of 14 year-old Freshman Jerkalia Jordan, a runaway winner as the championship game’s Most Outstanding Player.
There’s more. The girls track team continues to grow, finishing in fourth place in the Ponchatoula Invitational last weekend. The Lady Patriots softball team opened district play with a 9-2 win over Dominican Tuesday.
Speaking of Lady Patriots, you will have another opportunity to see Kolby Morgan in action this season; her Lady Green Wave team has accepted a berth in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament, starting with a home game vs. UT-Arlington, Thursday night.
The success of the girls’ teams is a vital component of a well-rounded athletic program at Curtis, one that offers students the opportunity to compete and to experience excellence.