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Judson girls basketball team is heading to the school's first ever UIL state tournament

Judson junior Desiree Lewis says it best, "UIL tells us when to start but they don't tell us when to finish."

The UIL told Judson's basketball team they could start way back in November and if it's up to them their season won't end on Friday.

Triva Corrales has the lady rockets in a new territory, making a trip to the UIL state tournament for the first time in school history.

"It's still surreal. It's amazing. It's been a dream of mine forever. I don't know it's hard to describe. I've put so much work in to it and you never know when it's going to be that season. You never know when it's coming especially when you get to the playoffs. so many things have to be aligned and have to go right," Triva Corrales said.

They didn't know they would make it this far when they lost their first game of the season to Johnson, or when they let district rival, Steele, come back and hand them loss number two.

Senior Mia Davis says, "Honestly, that was like a wake up call like we can't just expect people to sit down we have to still play hard and we have to work hard."

"In that game Steele outplayed us, they wanted it more. and that's very uncharacteristic of my teams.We got together we had a little pow wow and we discussed what we needed to and from that moment on we gradually got even stronger day by day," Corrales said.

Now they're here. Still waking up at 6 a.m., still coming in to practice, and still waiting to tell the UIL when they're done.

They have to be done, at least by March 4th. That's when the state championship game will be played, but first they have to get past Duncanville on Friday.

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