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      Pelham basketball preparing for the stretch run

      It TMs been a special basketball season at Pelham High School, but it TMs not over yet.

      The girls TM team, under Antonia Tookes, is a perfect 23-0 entering the region semifinals on Thursday night. The boys, under Laron Smith, have run the table in region 1-AA.

      Both Hornets TM teams are two wins away from a region championship, but that TMs not the only similarity between the two teams. Both have deep benches, balanced scoring attacks, and high hopes for the state playoffs.

      But the coaches know that Pelham TMs dominance so far this season will make the postseason that much more difficult.

      There TMs a target on our backs, Smith said. You can TMt take anything or anybody for granted.

      The Lady Hornets might be facing even more pressure, since they haven TMt lost all season. But the approach never changes for Tookes and company.

      Just play every game up to their level, and they should be fine, said Tookes in regards to her team TMs mindset. That TMs how I keep them from feeling pressure.

      Pelham hosts the remainder of the 1-AA tournament on Thursday and Friday night.