FACES OFF THE FIELD

Austin American-Statesman - - HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS - DIANA OMOZEE, SE­NIOR FOR­WARD, PFLUGERVILLE What has beeny­our­fa­vorite bas­ket­ball me­mory from high school? What arey­our­goals foryour team? What­doy­oure­mem­ber about the first timeyou played com­pet­i­tive bas­ket­ball? What arey­our­col­lege plans? ifyou could have d

It would have to be our win over THESA (Texas Home Educators’ Sports As­so­ci­a­tion in Fort Worth). It’s not ev­ery day you get a chance to play a team with a player ranked No. 2 in the coun­try (Mo­riah Jef­fer­son) in front of a packed house. It was thrilling.

One team goal is to be one of the last four (Class 5A) teams stand­ing in March, and also to just grow and de­velop as a team.

I was in sev­enth grade and I played on a team called the 8Ballers. The one that sticks out in my me­mory is me shoot­ing my first free throw and bang­ing it off the top of the back­board. ■

I signed my na­tional let­ter of in­tent on Nov. 14 to play bas­ket­ball at Ok­la­homa State Univer­sity.

Kevin Du­rant be­cause he’s so cute and I ad­mire his game; Nel­son Man­dela for his role in world peace and lead­er­ship; Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe be­cause she was fear­less and feisty; and last but not least, the cre­ator of the perm.

I would chose vale­dic­to­rian be­cause your ed­u­ca­tion is one thing peo­ple can not take away from you. Plus, I en­joy at­tempt­ing to use big words.

I would love to see the hospi­tal I was born in, and I’d want to see all the cousins I’ve never had a chance to meet.

It’s hard not to be com­pet­i­tive when you play against some of the best play­ers in Texas ev­ery day in prac­tice. Our coaches’ ded­i­ca­tion to the game of bas­ket­ball is one of the driv­ing fac­tors in our success. We watch a lot of film — not only on our op­pos­ing teams but on our­selves — to see what we do right and wrong.

AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN

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