Rush Springs

Caitlyn Long drives to the basket for the Rush Springs Lady Redskins.

Andy Morphew

The Rush Springs Lady Redskins are off to a strong start in a new era of basketball.

Under new head coach Jennifer Burch, the Lady Redskins have opened the season 3-0. 

Burch was hired to replace longtime coach Rick Parrish, who reached the 500-win mark for his coaching career in 2016.

Through their first three games, Rush Springs has shown the ability to win close games or win by a wide margin.

The Lady Redskins opened the season with a 37-36 win over Boone-Apache. 

They followed that win up with a 40-38 victory over Velma-Alma in a game that, according to Burch, is one that can boost confidence early in the season.

"It was really encouraging, I think, for this team. It's a confidence builder," Burch said.

The game was one that also shows Rush Springs — despite graduating talent from 2016's team — still has the talent to compete at a high level.

"I think for these girls, it was kind of a chance to prove that Rush Springs is still on the basketball map," Burch said. "We have a whole bunch of really good players."

Rush Springs picked up its third win of the season Saturday. They defeated Dibble.

The Lady Redskins will play Alex on Tuesday before competing in the Comet Classic Thursday through Saturday.



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