By Russ Owens
(WAOW)- The Newman Cardinal girls basketball team got its official send off to state on Tuesday afternoon at the high school.
Newman off course will hit the court in the first game of the day on Thursday at 9:05 am against Weston at the Kohl Center.
The girls say with all the fan and student support today, it really sunk in that the big stage is here.
Says Junior Lauren Tubbs, "I think it just closes the fact even more, now that school is over, cause we're not coming back to school tomorrow, I think that's the biggest part of it, because now that we have school out of the way, all we have to think about is basketball, and that's a big part of our focus."
Says Junior Erica Hartke, "I think the whole experience is just surreal and seeing all the fans supporting us is just, and it does hit home a little bit more, but I still think that we won't even realize till we're gonna get to Madison that we're going to state, so it's still pretty big."
Online Reporter- Russ Owens