Heights' girls have pressed and cornered teams into submission in their four basketball games and haven't been pushed back. At times the team has looked unstoppable.
Outscoring opponents by an average of 78-23 can also bring disadvantages.
Tonight in Kansas City, Mo., the Falcons face Webb City (Mo.) at the Hy-Vee Shootout. Webb City (7-0) is Missouri's Class 4 champion and averages 74 points.
Heights hasn't been tested yet.
"We get to play a team that won a Missouri state championship last year, and they have everybody returning. We're going to get a good test and find out a lot about our team," Heights coach Kip Pulliam said. "We will see what we need to work on later in the year when it comes down to competing for our state championship."
Heights won Class 6A championships in 2006 and 2007. However, the farthest the Falcons have been with the current group of seniors that includes Arkansas signee Jhasmin Bowen, Houston signee Tahlia Pope and Division I talents Allegria Chisom and Mary Sims is second place.
Heights' schedule in the City League gets tougher in January, facing Bishop Carroll (4-0) in its first game after the break. That game will be followed by Southeast, which will look to push teams once junior transfer Joyea Marshall gets inserted into the lineup.
Pulliam would like to see a tournament like the Hy-Vee Shootout in Wichita where his team could play traditional powers such as Olathe South, Shawnee Mission West and McPherson. However, the City League schedule allows for a three-game tournament and one non-league game.
"It would be great to have something like that," Pulliam said. "Get all of the good teams around here and let them battle it out."
Heights boys coach Joe Auer views the Hy-Vee as a reward for the work his players put in. The Class 6A defending champions face some of the stiffest competition in Kansas in the City League. Heights will face a high-scoring Nixa, Mo. team on Saturday night. Nixa is averaging 85 points.
"It's a really unique experience. It's chance to travel, which we don't do much of. It's a chance to play on television," Auer said. "We don't do a lot of that, either. It's a chance for the kids to get some exposure that they don't normally get in Wichita. It will be a great way to challenge ourselves and find out where we stand in the season."