The Brownstown Central High School girls junior varsity basketball team entered the Jan. 31 regular-season finale at Paoli with a 17-0 record.
Before the game, coach Lee Ann Borden could tell the girls were nervous. That showed when the team fell behind 7-0 in the first quarter.
But after a timeout, the Braves kicked in gear, took the lead and maintained for a 46-33 victory. That gave them an 18-0 finish to the season, and as far as school officials can determine, that is the first Brownstown JV basketball team — boys or girls — to go undefeated.
“I went to talk to them before warm-ups, and you could just see it in their eyes, they were
nervous,” Borden said. “Paoli wasn’t going to be a gimme game. They knew that it was going to be a fight. We actually came out the first three minutes of the first quarter, and I thought, ‘Oh, no.’ They weren’t playing their type of ball that they needed to do.”
Then came the turning point.
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