Brentwod girls basketball team is off to an undefeated start
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
The Brentwood girls' basketball team has been sensational through one month of the 2013-14 season.
The Lady Spartans won three more games last week, defeating Charleroi, 58-48, Avella, 40-34, and California, 41-33, in the California holiday tournament, to improve their overall record to 9-0.
“We are off to a great start,” Rachel Thomas, Brentwood's first-year head coach, said. “It's rewarding as a coach to see these young women work together as a team. I believe in this team. It is up to the (players) to see how far they can push themselves. They have the skills and desire to take their game to the next level and be competitive in our section and (in the) playoffs.”
Brentwood's one-two punch of senior center Laura McGowan and sophomore guard Alecia Folino clicked for 40 points against Charleroi.
McGowan tossed in a career-high 28 points and was complemented by Folino's 12-point performance.
The Lady Spartans held a 24-18 halftime lead against California, which was riding a six-game winning streak, in the championship game.
Folino finished with 13 points and was helped by McGowan's 11 points. Three players attained double figures for California.
Brentwood, which is 2-0 in Section 4-AA, has defeated Carrick, Avonworth, South Allegheny, Fort Cherry, Burgettstown, Wilkinsburg, Charleroi, Avella and California this season by an average margin of 20 points.
The Lady Spartans return to section action tonight, Thursday, against winless Steel Valley (0-8, 0-2), then will face two tough section opponents next week with games against Bishop Canevin and Seton-La Salle.
Bishop Canevin (7-3, 2-0), the defending PIAA and WPIAL champion which lost back-to-back games in the Butler tourney, visits Brentwood on Monday.
Seton-La Salle (6-3, 2-0), led by three Pitt recruits, is ranked No. 1 in Class AA by Trib Total Media.
Ray Fisher is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at 412-388-5820 or email@example.com.
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