Hometown Hoops Weekly: Lord Botetourt Girls

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BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) -- They know how to win on the big stage, but where the winning really begins for Lord Botetourt is behind the scenes.

"Every time we step on the court, we always give it 100 percent" senior Scottie Cook said.

"We always give it our all. Heart and hussle. And we have a great time," senior Brooklyn Shelton said. "We're coming with a purpose every day."

Taking the court by storm, even in practice, the Lady Cavs are on track to land a spot in the big game for the second year in a row.

"It would be pretty cool to go back to back again," Cook said.

Four seniors leading that charge to end on a high note, defending the title would be the highest note of all.

"We definitely want to get back up to VCU and...win!" Shelton said.

"They know it's a lot tougher this year to repeat than it is to get the first time, so they come out every night ready to accept the challenge," head coach Chuck Pound said.

Last years' victory, the first state championship for head coach Chuck Pound. He's confident the girls have the right mindset along the tough road.

"They don't panic. If things aren't going well, they might not be happy but they're not in panic mode. We know we're gonna get everybody's best shot every night," Pound said.

Winning on the scoreboard is one thing, but when the basketball playing days are over, the Lady Cavs will still be winning, but in friendships and in life.

"Playing with the girls makes it really memorable and fun," Cook said.

"It definitely develops you. Makes you more well rounded," Shelton said.

"They make good grades. They do the right thing. As a coach, you can't ask for anything better than that. Whether you're successful, the wins and losses or not, they've been taught how to do things right," Pound said.