The Gann girls' basketball team used 43-17 run to remain undefeated with a 53-35 road victory at Brimmer and May on Thursday.
"We talk every day that our goals are greater than just winning a game," coach David Goose said.
This season, the Red Heifers (13-0) only have one win within a single digit margin and at halftime on Thursday, with a one-point advantage at 20-19, they thought they might have been looking at a second.
Down 18-10 half way through the first half, freshman guard Rachel Goose and junior Sabrina Fried sparked the beginning of the momentous run that would carry over into the second half.
Goose finished the game 7-of-8 shooting and was 4-for-4 from the foul line, with 14 of her 18 points in the second half.
"We really haven’t had a lot of close games," Coach Goose said."
But the real difference maker in Thursday's game was Fried. The 5-foot-10 center has grown from playing roughly eight minutes to 26 minutes against the Gators in which she chipped in 10 points, but grabbed 21 rebounds.
As a junior, she's helping lead her team to the best finish ever (13-5 last year, 12-6 in 2010-11). The 13-0 run has certainly given his four seniors - Maddie Rodman, Sarah Litwin, Rebecca Jackson, and Jackie Teperman - something to remember.
"This gives our four seniors a chance to really go out on top," said Goose.
"Maddie (10 points vs Brimmer & May) is the team leader without a doubt," coach Goose said. "I don’t know what we’d do without her. She’s been fantastic all four years, but especially this season."
With three games left, Goose said their eyes are beginning to look towards the post-season and the NEPSAC tournament.
"We want to make the NEPSAC tournament and do the best that we can possibly do," he said.
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