Action Sports Spotlight - Greene Girls Basketball

By Justin Horowitz

July 22, 2010 Updated Feb 18, 2009 at 12:11 AM EDT

This could be a season to remember for the Greene girls basketball team.

They're 19 and 0, ranked number one in the Class "C" state rankings and the top seed in the section tournament.

But don't think the girls are buying all the hype.

"We talk about it before every game that we're not going to let it go to our heads and we're going to play hard like it's going to be our last game," says senior guard Barb Borst.

The Trojans get it done with only three seniors and return nearly the entire team that won the MAC championship last season.

The only difference this year is the coach.

After 22 seasons, Bill Case left the school, creating a dream situation for new boss, Dave Gorton.
"I feel very fortunate," says Gorton. "Some people get left a '72 Vega. I got an Escalade. And I'm just hoping we can drive it back into the garage."

Winning state titles is nothing new at Greene, just normally they're in field hockey.

Now the hoops team is getting time to shine and hoping to capture its first state championship.

"To be a part of any team that is going farther than anyone would've thought is pretty amazing and I know any team in this school gets support from everyone else," says senior forward Meg McDermott.

On the court, the Trojans combine suffocating defense with a variety of offensive weapons to create an efficient winning machine.

Behind the scenes, this team, well, is unique.

"We're pretty crazy I guess you could say," says McDermott. "Our practices never have a dull moment."

"They'll be giggling and laughing," says Gorton. "All of a sudden, boom, and they come and they knock down each other and go after the ball and they get up with a smile on their face. They're tough."

And soon they could be champions.

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