Green Eagles snap Mustangs 54-game win streak and soar to BCSSAA junior basketball championship

Sports Nov 14, 2017 by Darryl Smart Brant News

Snapping the Brantford Collegiate Institute Mustangs 54-game junior girls basketball win streak on Tuesday wasn’t enough for Lauren Marcos and her St. John’s College Green Eagles teammates.

They wanted more and got that on Thursday (Nov. 9), beating the defending champions for a second-straight game on their home court with a 35-33 win to capture the Brant County Secondary School Athletic Association (BCSSAA) junior girls basketball championship.

“Oh my gosh, this is so exciting,” Marcos said as she held the BCSSAA championship plaque. “After beating them last game, we knew they were going to push even harder. We just had to push back harder.”

Which is exactly what the Green Eagles did after trailing 19-16 at the half.

“We were down at the half and just worked even harder,” Marcos said. “We really wanted this bad.”

And winning Game 1 and snapping the 54-game win streak gave the Green Eagles the motivation and confidence they needed to do it.

“We knew about the streak,” Marcos said. “When we finally broke it the other day, we were so pumped. We were ready to go today. It was a huge confidence boost for us. I was totally nervous coming into this game. I want to win so bad I get nervous. It got better during the game.

“This still hasn’t sunk in,” she said. “I’m still shocked that we won this.”

While some Green Eagles were shocked, Delaney Garlow wasn’t.

“I’m so excited about this,” Garlow said. “We really believed in ourselves. To us, we believed we could do this so it isn’t a surprise. I thought we could from the beginning. We really came together as a team. We all knew each other but didn’t play together, so things took time. Once it did, we knew we had a shot.”

And to do it, the Green Eagles had to defend tough, while countering on the other end.

Marcos led the Green Eagles' offence with 13 points, six of which came during clutch time in the fourth quarter. Other Green Eagles scorers were Reilly Taylor (8), Lauren Overeem (7), Ava Martin (5) and Maddy Ryan (2).

Lindsay Bonucchi led the Mustangs with 10 points. The other scorers were: Maegan Domis (4), Kaia Grant (8), Sam Jonker (2), Emmilyn Macklin (1), Montana Ainsworth (2), Kailyn Kellam (4) and Sam White (2).

The Mustangs now head to Resurrection Catholic Secondary School in Kitchener for the Central Western Ontario Secondary Schools Association AAA championships on Nov. 17 and 18.

“We’re so ready for it,” Marcos said. “We’re excited to play in it."

 

dsmart@norfolknews.ca

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Green Eagles snap Mustangs 54-game win streak and soar to BCSSAA junior basketball championship

Sports Nov 14, 2017 by Darryl Smart Brant News

Snapping the Brantford Collegiate Institute Mustangs 54-game junior girls basketball win streak on Tuesday wasn’t enough for Lauren Marcos and her St. John’s College Green Eagles teammates.

They wanted more and got that on Thursday (Nov. 9), beating the defending champions for a second-straight game on their home court with a 35-33 win to capture the Brant County Secondary School Athletic Association (BCSSAA) junior girls basketball championship.

“Oh my gosh, this is so exciting,” Marcos said as she held the BCSSAA championship plaque. “After beating them last game, we knew they were going to push even harder. We just had to push back harder.”

Which is exactly what the Green Eagles did after trailing 19-16 at the half.

“We were down at the half and just worked even harder,” Marcos said. “We really wanted this bad.”

And winning Game 1 and snapping the 54-game win streak gave the Green Eagles the motivation and confidence they needed to do it.

“We knew about the streak,” Marcos said. “When we finally broke it the other day, we were so pumped. We were ready to go today. It was a huge confidence boost for us. I was totally nervous coming into this game. I want to win so bad I get nervous. It got better during the game.

“This still hasn’t sunk in,” she said. “I’m still shocked that we won this.”

While some Green Eagles were shocked, Delaney Garlow wasn’t.

“I’m so excited about this,” Garlow said. “We really believed in ourselves. To us, we believed we could do this so it isn’t a surprise. I thought we could from the beginning. We really came together as a team. We all knew each other but didn’t play together, so things took time. Once it did, we knew we had a shot.”

And to do it, the Green Eagles had to defend tough, while countering on the other end.

Marcos led the Green Eagles' offence with 13 points, six of which came during clutch time in the fourth quarter. Other Green Eagles scorers were Reilly Taylor (8), Lauren Overeem (7), Ava Martin (5) and Maddy Ryan (2).

Lindsay Bonucchi led the Mustangs with 10 points. The other scorers were: Maegan Domis (4), Kaia Grant (8), Sam Jonker (2), Emmilyn Macklin (1), Montana Ainsworth (2), Kailyn Kellam (4) and Sam White (2).

The Mustangs now head to Resurrection Catholic Secondary School in Kitchener for the Central Western Ontario Secondary Schools Association AAA championships on Nov. 17 and 18.

“We’re so ready for it,” Marcos said. “We’re excited to play in it."

 

dsmart@norfolknews.ca

twitter.com/darrylsmart1


Green Eagles snap Mustangs 54-game win streak and soar to BCSSAA junior basketball championship

Sports Nov 14, 2017 by Darryl Smart Brant News

Snapping the Brantford Collegiate Institute Mustangs 54-game junior girls basketball win streak on Tuesday wasn’t enough for Lauren Marcos and her St. John’s College Green Eagles teammates.

They wanted more and got that on Thursday (Nov. 9), beating the defending champions for a second-straight game on their home court with a 35-33 win to capture the Brant County Secondary School Athletic Association (BCSSAA) junior girls basketball championship.

“Oh my gosh, this is so exciting,” Marcos said as she held the BCSSAA championship plaque. “After beating them last game, we knew they were going to push even harder. We just had to push back harder.”

Which is exactly what the Green Eagles did after trailing 19-16 at the half.

“We were down at the half and just worked even harder,” Marcos said. “We really wanted this bad.”

And winning Game 1 and snapping the 54-game win streak gave the Green Eagles the motivation and confidence they needed to do it.

“We knew about the streak,” Marcos said. “When we finally broke it the other day, we were so pumped. We were ready to go today. It was a huge confidence boost for us. I was totally nervous coming into this game. I want to win so bad I get nervous. It got better during the game.

“This still hasn’t sunk in,” she said. “I’m still shocked that we won this.”

While some Green Eagles were shocked, Delaney Garlow wasn’t.

“I’m so excited about this,” Garlow said. “We really believed in ourselves. To us, we believed we could do this so it isn’t a surprise. I thought we could from the beginning. We really came together as a team. We all knew each other but didn’t play together, so things took time. Once it did, we knew we had a shot.”

And to do it, the Green Eagles had to defend tough, while countering on the other end.

Marcos led the Green Eagles' offence with 13 points, six of which came during clutch time in the fourth quarter. Other Green Eagles scorers were Reilly Taylor (8), Lauren Overeem (7), Ava Martin (5) and Maddy Ryan (2).

Lindsay Bonucchi led the Mustangs with 10 points. The other scorers were: Maegan Domis (4), Kaia Grant (8), Sam Jonker (2), Emmilyn Macklin (1), Montana Ainsworth (2), Kailyn Kellam (4) and Sam White (2).

The Mustangs now head to Resurrection Catholic Secondary School in Kitchener for the Central Western Ontario Secondary Schools Association AAA championships on Nov. 17 and 18.

“We’re so ready for it,” Marcos said. “We’re excited to play in it."

 

dsmart@norfolknews.ca

twitter.com/darrylsmart1