Conway's basketball season has ended shorter than anyone would have wanted. On Feb. 20, the boys' team entered their district tournament and went up against Dixon. That game would see Conway Bears give it their best shot, but Dixon would come out on top. The final score was Conway 45, Dixon 59, thus ending the Conway boys basketball season 6-21.
The next day the Ladybears would enter their respective district tournament and face Bell. The Ladybears would give everything, but more was needed. Bell would win, with the final score of Conway 40, Bell 48. The Conway girls basketball team's season ended 4-21.
Despite the way it ended, both teams have their heads held high. "I thought our team improved as the season went on," told Matt Wilson, head coach for the Conway girls basketball team. "Several of our girls had to step into new roles and were asked to play positions they had never played before. That took some adjusting, but they stepped up to the task. I was proud of how we competed, especially in our district game. Being in a district more towards the central part of the state showed just how strong the southwest region for girls' basketball really is. Our schedule gave us many tough opponents. But, overall, I'm proud of our girls and how hard they worked and grew as a team."
Head coach for the Conway boys basketball team and Athletic Director Craig Campbell reflected, "We improved throughout the year, and I feel we developed a strong foundation looking into next year. We had almost the entire Varsity with no significant experience and learned on the fly early in the year." Campbell continues, "We had to figure out how to win ball games and started putting ourselves in positions to do just that. We had one of the more challenging schedules in the area, playing 12 state-ranked opponents and numerous others that beat state-ranked opponents.We have all but three guys returning to the team next year. There will be some big shoes to fill, but with the experience that some of the younger players achieved this year. I expect us to be able to take a large step forward next year in terms of competing against the upper-echelon of teams. I am proud of how the boys competed and worked hard, and I look forward to the off-season work they will put in to improve for next season."
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