Junction City girls basketball snaps 44-game, two-year losing streak

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - 730 days.

That's how long it's been since the Junction City girls basketball team last got a win.

"We were 0-44 coming into tonight,” head coach Tim Testa said. “It was February 13th, 2018 since our last win."

On paper, that may have been a reason to give up.

"I might have, just because I'm very, very high and low with emotions, but the girls did not,” Testa said. "We literally had our best practice of the year yesterday at 0-44 and 0-14 and they're just super super good kids and they deserved it tonight."

"I'm very proud of my teammates and also my new coach, everything that he's done for us, we've been working hard throughout this whole year,” senior center Madison Escobar said. "We worked hard for this, we practiced day and night."

When the buzzer sounded Thursday night, the Blue Jays finally got a win: 57-27.

"I don't really know what it was like. I can't really remember it,” Testa laughed. “It was a lot of fun in the locker room. The girls did a great job of one just getting off the court and being respectful and then having a lot of fun in the locker room

"It was very exciting,” Escobar said. “I try not to cry because I'm very emotional.”

Now, the Blue Jays hope to continue a different kind of streak.

"We just went on and fought, and tried to break the streak,” Escobar said. “And we did it."