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Belt Girls Seek Fourth Straight Title

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2012: Class C State Champions

2013: Back-To-Back State Champions

2014: Three-Peat State Champions

But this year could be a whole different story for the lady Huskies. Gone are some of the players who helped build the Belt dynasty, including All-State players Kara Gerke and Katie Fertterer.

"A lot of people have been doubting us because we lost those six seniors that were a big part of the team last year," says Junior Addy Martin. We have a lot of girls stepping up, being new leaders this year that we learned from all the seniors last year, what they do. So we have some new leaders this year and we're looking pretty good so far."

Part of Belt's confidence comes from the fact that a chunk of the players on this years team were on varsity last season too.

"We had a deep bench last year," says Senior Dakota Romero. So a lot of the girls that are coming up to varsity were varsity last year already. They are starters this year and they're going to have to improve and try and keep up with the class we had last year. But because they played with them last year, they know what to do and they know how the game goes. I'm not too worried about it."

The lady Huskies only have one senior in Dakota Romero and one returning starter in Addy Martin. But the Huskies are so deep that they will have multiple ways to beat their opponents every night.

"I think it's going to be similar to our team in 2012 when we first won it," says head coach Jeff Graham. "We're probably going to have a different leading scorer every night. Three or Four different kids depending on match-ups. We feel comfortable with 5 or 6 of them scoring or being role players. I think it'll just kind of depend on the day and the match-ups."

And as with any team that's won three in a row, "4-Peat" is definitely in the discussion. But they're not thinking about the State Tournament just yet.

"It's Obviously on our minds," says Martin. "We would love to 4-Peat but it's not like we're not to confident in ourselves either. Take it game-by-game and get better each game."

"We have to go one day at a time and improve every day before we can get to that 4-peat," says Romero. "So as long as we work hard and continue to do what we need to do, I'm sure we'll make it this year."

Belt won their last three state titles with the "one game at a time" mentality. And they're hoping it will help the current generation of Lady Huskies cement their own legacy and build a new dynasty.

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