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Girls Basketball Preview: Cougars look to athletic seniors for end to playoff drought


December 1, 2017

Ed Navarro

Sophie Grant hits a layup against Silver Creek last season

Niwot head girls basketball coach Terri Ward didn’t need to come up with any clever gimmicks to motivate her team this year. After coming achingly close to making the postseason for the first time since 2014, Ward and her team are keeping one number in mind as they take the court for the 2017-18 season: .003678.

“Point zero-zero-three-six-seven-eight is driving this team this year,” said Ward, who is entering her fifth season since resuming head coaching duties in 2013.

That tiny number was the difference between Thompson Valley’s 48th and Niwot’s 49th place in last year’s fin...

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