Viking Girls’ Basketball Team Wins the State Title!


The Village School’s Girls’ Basketball team celebrating their championship win

On Friday, February 28th, The Village School’s Girls’ Basketball team played Prestonwood Christian Academy at the TAPPS 6A Division Championships, ending the game with a win of 75-48. This was a great accomplishment for the Girls’ Basketball team as last year they were runners ups in state. 

“It felt great to be able to come out on top,” said junior Aiken Semones, a player on the team. “We worked extremely hard all year and have wanted a shot back at the state championship since last year’s tough loss. I think we truly deserve to be number one after everything we have put into it. Becoming the best in the state with my teammates and everyone who played a role in this process was one of the best feelings in the world.”

Coach Doug Brotherton, the Girls’ Varsity Basketball Coach has been coaching the girls’ basketball program for eight years now, and for multiple years, the team has been on the threshold of greatness. This year with some new players, the improvement of returning players, and some amazing coaching, everything came together, and culminated in a state championship. 

“I’m just really excited for our players, the families in our program, and the Village School community,” said Brotherton. “It’s been over thirty years since a girls’ basketball team in the Houston area won a state championship in the largest classification of TAPPS, and to have this group of young ladies accomplish that is not only history for our school but for all of Houston, and it is exciting to know that championship trophy will be here at the Village School and back in Houston.”