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Loyola Breakers Excited for Class B State Run

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The road for a Class B team in the West to state isn't an easy one, as they only get two births into the state tournament, and while the Deer Lodge Lady Wardens are the number one seed from the west, it's the Loyola Sacred Heart Breakers that look to turn some heads at state.

After taking second in their district tournament, the Breakers faced number one seed Bigfork in the semi-finals of their divisional tournament, a tough match up on paper, as the Valkyrie had two girls over 6 feet tall.

"I think going into it, we were definitely a little intimidated because they have a lot of height over us, and I think we used our quickness well and it showed," says junior guard Sami Worster.

With a shorter roster, the Breakers hold true to their name, getting plenty of points on fast breaks.

"I think that's definitely where we put all our money in the bank is our speed and our quickness, I think we have to be on our toes on the rebounding end of it, and we've worked hard on that.  Not that we've always been successful, but we definitely have prided ourselves on getting good defensive position and being able to rebound at all times," says head coach Carrie Heaphy.

In the Western B divisional final, the Breakers lost to Deer Lodge, but had already punched their ticket to state, a new experience for many.

"It was a really great feeling even though we lost to Deer Lodge, I've never been to a state tournament so this will be fun," says Worster.

Their run to state is even more impressive when you consider where they were predicted to finish in the pre-season coaches poll.

"We were picked to finish fourth in our district, and I think we're coming up as the underdogs which is really exciting," says senior forward Nicole Twite.

Part of the reason many had their doubts about the Breakers heading into the season, is their experience, as they only have one senior on the roster.

"These kids are really young, which as a coach is a dream because you have sometimes 2-3 more years with the group of kids we have, it's fun.  I don't think these kids ever overlook anybody.  They don't overlook any situation, and that's why I like them and why they're successful.  We take it one game at a time, look back at our games and find out what our mistakes were and how to correct them, and that's why their victorious," says Heaphy.

While few people view them as a favorite to win the tournament, that's just fine with the Breakers.

"I think that's why it's most exciting, is because we don't have much to lose, so we'll come out at state and just do the best we can," says Twite.

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