Sachse junior Crislyn Rose led the Mustangs to an undefeated 9-6A championship season, culminating in a pair of wins last week.
In a showdown with second place Wylie, Rose, who recently surpassed the 1,000 point mark in her high school career, had 26 points in a 47-31 win in the district on Monday.
The following day, Sachse ended his unblemished run to the district title with a 68-24 win over Naaman Forest and Rose was the catalyst again, scoring a game-high 27 points.
As an encore performance on Monday, Rose remained hot, leading all scorers with 28 points as the Mustangs cruised to a 64-49 victory over Skyline in their Class 6A bi-district playoff game.
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SLM: Sachse has a long tradition of success in women’s basketball but didn’t win the district title last season. How important was winning the 9-6A Championship to you and your teammates this season?
CR: I think it was very important to win the district because last year we missed and we felt it was necessary for people to understand that it’s not because we missed once. that you don’t have to get used to it, because it just makes you want to come back even stronger and want it even more. All of our hard work deserved to win a District Championship and more.
SLM: You can do a lot of different things on the basketball court. How would you describe your game?
CR: I would describe my game as “versatile”. I say this because I can play from one to five, and I feel there are so many different pieces in my game.
SLM: For many student-athletes, basketball is a year-round sport. Is this the case for you and if so, what teams do you play for when it’s not high school basketball season?
CR: In the summer, I play for Lady Jets 17U 3SSB
SLM: What are some of your hobbies outside of the basketball court?
CR: Support other sporting events, bowling, swimming.
SLM: Who is a professional athlete that you look up to?
RC: Gabby Williams.
SLM: What are your goals/expectations for you and the team for the rest of the season?
CR: My goals will always be infinite because you can always go beyond. But mainly my goals with this team that I have now is just to continue to be a leader and push them and let our hard work show. Personally, continuing to play on both sides of the ball and always keeping my game open and versatile.