Metamora’s 68-41 win over Pekin on Tuesday gives the Redbirds girls basketball program its best start at 13-12 since the 2009-10 team that went 19-12.

After a 3-7 start to the year, the Redbirds have won 10 of their last 15 games to get to that mark. A rather young team entering the season is starting to work together.

“We only had a couple kids on this team that played varsity that got significant minutes last year, so we had a lot of kids that didn’t have varsity minutes and hadn’t really played together for awhile so it took us awhile to get going,” Metamora coach Brianna Morrow said.

The Redbirds have a good inside-out attack with guard Reagan Begole and forward Alivia West. Adding Anne Peters, who transferred from Washington, helps space the floor.

“(Begole) tends to be the kid that can push that ball and get us going,” said Morrow. “Alivia West has really stepped up lately, too. When we move the ball, attack the basket and give it inside-out, we can be really good.”

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