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Caddo Lady Bruins headed to state for first time since 1986

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The Caddo Lady Bruins are heading to Oklahoma City on a mission to bring back the first girls basketball state title in school history.

"It feels amazing. I mean, I've always wanted to go and just have the experience. So, it's just like a tingling feeling in our stomach. We're just so giddy and ready to play," senior guard Julie Layton said.

"It's what every one dreams about. Of course the big dream is getting there, that's what you set your goals for every year and now it's to get beyond that since you've been there and to go win the whole thing," head coach Vernon Johnson added.

The Lady Bruins are the fifth ranked team in Class A, with a 23-1 record. Caddo averages 60 points a game, while only allowing an average of 29. The Lady Bruins hope that their strong post game combined with great perimeter shooting will help lead them past the number three team in Class A, Pond Creek-Hunter on Thursday.

"We know that they have a few good girls, they have girls that can shoot, we know that they don't have a post game. So that's really well for us because we have our girl that can make a lot of moves in the paint, but we also have us who can shoot. So, I mean, they have advantages but we do too," Layton said.

"We need to shoot well early. We don't want to get behind because they will hold the ball. The game I went and watched they held the ball for a quarter and a half. So hopefully we shoot the ball well and we'll play good defense. And one thing about it, we'll beat them up, we'll play our style and hopefully that will work to our advantage," Johnson said.

After beating the number two team in Class A by double digits in the Area round last week, the Lady Bruins know that now is their time

"We worked hard, we deserve it. We came in at 7 every morning, we've worked for this and I think we should get it," Layton concluded.
 
Caddo battles Pond Creek-Hunter on March 6th at the Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City at 3:30 p.m.