Sunday, March 17, 2013

An Unbelievable Eight In A Row

Permit me this indulgence as this post won't be on guns, finance, legal issues, or politics. It will be on the tenacity and resilience of a group of high school girls, whom when they were down by 11 with 5 minutes to go in the game, didn't give up.

From the Winston-Salem Journal:
The Villains looked so dead with five minutes left — they trailed 50-39 then — that Robinson compared his team to Jason Voorhees, the immortal character from the “Friday the 13th ” movie series.

“You just keep coming back again and again and again…,” he said.

After a tough afternoon of outside shooting, McGuinness found its range just in time. The Villains were 6 of 25 on 3-point shots overall, but they made the final three they took. Freshman Tia Cappuccio sandwiched two 3s around a traditional three-point play by Olivia DeFrancesco and a 3-point field goal by Cameron Nieters.
Those points all came in a 15-0 run that stunned the Jaguars, who had the lead for 26½ of the game’s 32 minutes.
The Villains in question are from Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School of Kernersville, North Carolina - my alma mater.  They have just won an unbelievable eight state 1-A girls basketball a row. I wrote about them two years ago when they tied the state record for consecutive championships at six and then last year when they made it seven in a row. I really never thought that I'd be writing about them winning an eighth straight championship. They didn't win their conference and were only ranked 11th out of 96 teams in the 1-A division by MaxPreps. They had to play their way into the Western Regional championships where they were the 4th seed.

I'll let Coach Brian Robinson finish this for me.

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