STRAFFORD, Mo–The Strafford Lady Indians are three time state champions.
And Thursday night coach Steve Frank’s team broke a Missouri high school basketball record that’s stood for more than three decades.
Strafford stepped onto its home hardwood winners of 102 straight games.
That winning streak was tied with the Marshfield Lady Bluejays from 1990.
Republic stood in the way of history.
But Strafford didn’t waste time jumping ahead.
1st quarter, Kayley Frank drains the three from the corner.
Lady Indians ahead 11-1 out of the gate.
But the visiting Tigers, made Strafford work for it.
Jazzy Kirby hits a triple of her own.
Republic only down 29-16 at halftime.
But Strafford blew this one open in the 3rd.
Opening shot of the quarter, Kayley Frank again from three.
She had 18 points.
Her sister, Hayley Frank also scored 18 points including this three of her own.
And the Lady Indians win it 69-42 for their record setting 103rd win in a row.
Afterwards the team said it would not have been possible without a community like Strafford.
“Kind of at a loss for words, you know? Looking around, seeing the support of our community and what it’s taken the last three years to make a run like this. It’s pretty incredible. There’s not a better word for it. It’s just special. I couldn’t ask for a better team to do it with or a better community to support us,” said Hayley Frank.
“It’s just so special because these kids have put in so much hard work. There’s been so many kids that have led up to this point on teams that we’ve had over the last three years. It goes all the way back to all those kids that started it off there,” said Strafford coach Steve Frank.