Strong senior season for Reed caps dominant hoops career

Mar. 29—Godley senior guard Logan Reed finished her high school hoops career with an impressive resume that includes a trip to the regional tournament, multiple district championships and high honors at the district, region and state levels. She also finished her career with more than 1,500 points on the hardwood.

Reed averaged 14.2 points, 5.5 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.8 assists per game in her final season at Godley. As a result, Reed was named as one of this year's Co-MVPs on the 2024 All-Johnson County Girls Basketball Team.

"My role was really just to be the leader as a senior, and really I made sure that I gave it all I had to show a good example for the younger players — that they could do it too," Reed said.

Although Reed is self admittedly a more quiet person by nature, she challenged herself to take on a more vocal leadership role, which is something she plans to continue cultivating at the next level.

"My leadership style is definitely more by example and it always has been," Reed said. "I've never been the most vocal or loud person, but I put in late hours in the gym and am always staying after practice — underclassmen and teammates see that. This year, I was focused on being a little bit more vocal because it's important and I've always lacked that being a really shy person. I've worked on that a lot this year and am still improving going to the next level, too."

Reed emptied the tank in the penultimate chapter of her Godley career with an increased emphasis on leadership. However, her basketball dreams started long before she logged a single minute on the Ladycats' varsity squad as a freshman.

"I started playing basketball since I was little and tiny, and I decided that I actually really liked basketball in middle school," Reed said. "I'm super competitive in literally anything — like, if we're playing Uno, I'm going to get mad and cheat to win — so at that point, I knew I had a dream to play in college. I also like seeing how good I can be after the work I put in."

The combination of a diligent work ethic and a fiery, competitive spirit, Reed led Godley to 26 total wins on the season, but a midseason loss against a familiar foe helped catapult Godley down the home stretch.

"The most adversity we faced was probably when we played Glen Rose," Reed said. "We've always been rivals since middle school and we wanted to beat them really bad.

" We played well against them but still ended up losing, so we had to come together as a team to figure things out. After that, we did really well, so it was nice that we were able to push through that."

In the end, Godley captured the District 10-4A title with an unblemished 12-0 mark against league foes. After that, the Ladycats marched into the area round, falling 45-43 in a heartbreaker against Panther Creek, but the bonds Reed forged with her team will not fade away.

"I'm most grateful for teammates and coaches who have helped me in both life and basketball — just being a better person in general," Reed said. "I'm going to miss all the memories we had as a team from the overnight trips for tournaments and winning, which was always fun."