SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - Making her team's first trip to the Class AAA state basketball tournament since 1985, Jefferson guard Lindsay Edwards says that whatever happens - starting with Wednesday night's quarterfinal game against defending champion Capital - will be icing.
The Cougars just hope their frosting doesn't come in the form of that cake-in-the-face trick.
Jefferson is a definite underdog in the tournament, especially opening with another set of Cougars that is on a serious roll. Capital is undefeated on the season and is the odds-on favorite to win again.
"I enjoy being in that role," center Sheron Yates said. "It's going to let us show what we can do, and maybe show some other people as well."
Now, Jefferson doesn't have a chip on its shoulder, but it's not about to say, "Thanks for the beating," either.
"It's completely possible for us to win," Jefferson coach Cheryl Roberts said. "We still believe that they have to play us, too. We've got some positive points on this team that they may have never seen. And they have everything to lose."