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On Saturday, I traveled to UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County) to see the Gaithersburg High School girls win their second 4A Championship. 52-0! Two straight years of wins. Amazing. I'm sorry that this is the first time I have seen them play. I let work get in the way too many times, well actually last year it was surgery, but not Saturday. It was well worth it. They played with heart, teamwork and determination. It was clear they were the better team, not just by play, but conditioning. Teams To know they could count on one another. I never saw them give up, even though they were down.
I have to say, I'm maybe a little biased because one of the girls on the team will forever be called one of the "little girls" by me. So, she's taller than me. Yeah, she's going to college. Yeah, she's a two time champ in high school and a skilled player. Look, when you know someone from birth and they are the youngest of a family of 7 that's how it is! Sorry, Colleen. Well, actually, not really.
So congratulations Colleen Marshall and Gaithersburg High School Girls basketball team! You are truly champs, but even more important, you are a team of excellence. If you'd like to read more about them check out the Post article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/highschools/girls-basketball-gaithersburg-beats-wise-for-second-straight-maryland-4a-title/2012/03/10/gIQACq993R_story.html