The sisters have been turning heads on the athletic surface since middle school, rewriting the cross country, track and field and basketball record books along the way.
That was about the same time they accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Dexter sees a direct correlation between the starting line of their journey with God and the voyage they’ve taken in reaching great heights in realm of athletics.
“When you have the faith they have and instill that within yourself, it’s going to bring those values and work ethic that’s going to then push you to be dedicated enough to achieve the heights you want to achieve on the athletic floor,” Dexter said. “I think that faith, on the fact of being diligent in that, has taught them the work ethic needed and the time that goes into being great. It’s helped them build their values and work ethic up as strong as they are.”
Their ability to witness has had a profound affect on Dexter, who led his first-ever out loud prayer in front of the team before its sectional championship win over Tipton.
Brittany often leads the basketball team in pregame prayer, and the sisters routinely have been seen with words such as ‘Faith” written on their arms during the season. Showing perspective rarely seen in children their age, it’s all an attempt to make people aware of their larger purpose during this life.
“We try to convey that basketball is more than just on the court,” Brittany said. “The character and the person you are is more important off the court than it is on the court, so that’s what we’re trying to teach, that when we leave, [teammates] can continue to follow that. [Sophomore] Jenny Keith and I alternate saying the team prayer every day before practice. So, there’s underclassmen following in the footsteps, too.”