All for “us,” and “us” for all
On Thursday February 9th, the Keystone Oaks Golden Eagles girls basketball team captured their first section title in school history with a 51-34 win against South Park. With that win, they improved to 20-2 overall and 14-0 in conference play.
Over the course of the girls 14-game winning streak, it seems as though they have found their rhythm. It is a safe bet that the team plans on making a run for the state championship, but first, they have to overcome the teams competing for the WPIAL championship.
Statistically speaking, this is the best the Golden Eagles girls basketball team has ever been over the course of the entire season. They have gone undefeated in their section and almost perfect throughout the entire year.
Separation of classes and age don’t exist on this team. Everyone is equal.
Upon hearing the question “what do you credit your success to”, seniors Mollie Alward, Maleyah Agurs and Lauren McMillan gave a clear answer.
“The players this year have great passion for the game and the drive to win,” stated Alward.
Selfishness and greed have no spot on the roster, the team comes first.
“My friends have practiced so hard in the off season and it is really paying off,” add Agurs.
Lauren McMillan, nicknamed Lmac, agrees with her teammates.
“I believe in these girls. They are hardworking and well-disciplined.”
It is evident that the team is made up of dedicated players just like these three seniors.
The team is driven by the motto “US,” the fuel Coach Ron Muszynski uses to push them victory. Muszynski set standards for his team this year.
“The goal to win sections put forth on the girls was met undoubtedly. They have worked hard and had fun doing it. That’s what the program is about. Individual stats aren’t important. It’s all around team spirit that drives us,” Muszynski said.
He also expressed his passion and enthusiasm for the future of the program. He projects a successful season next year as well.
With the state championship set in their sights, this group of girls won’t let anything get in their way. Win or lose they have nothing to be disappointed about. Creating school history in any way is always important. One game, one shot, one final minute, and it’ll all be over. Their final game will be against the winner of the Deer Lake and Beaver game on February 23rd.