(Ellington) It was a magical run for the Ellington girls basketball team this year as they raced their way to Springfield and brought home the program’s first Class 2 State Championship.
Leading the way was their standout sophomore Kaylee King, who did it all once again and earned her second straight selection to the Girls Basketball Dream Team.
She says it was surreal to bring home the Class 2 crown.
King paced the Ellington girls all season as she averaged 28 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 2.3 steals per game while shooting 43% from beyond the arc and 85% from the free-throw line.
Reaching the team’s first-ever Final Four was impressive enough, but the Lady Whippets were hungry for more once a trip to Springfield became reality.
King says once they arrived, it became a business trip.
The Ellington girls were a bit off the radar this season despite their impressive record over the past few years.
With no seniors on the team, everyone is expected back from this year’s Class 2 champion, which means expectations will be sky high and the challenges will be as tough as they have ever been for the Lady Whippets next season.
King says they know they have a lot of work to do to be ready to make another run to Springfield in 2022.
This season King earned her second-straight All-BRL and All-BSC selections, second-straight All-District and Class 2 District 2 Player of the Year selections, first All-State selection, and helped lead the Ellington girls to a (23-5) record and the Class 2 State Championship.
She was also named the MBCA Class 2 Girls Basketball Player of the Year.
Full Interview with Kaylee King: