In the second half we got to every loose ball. Our girls played harder than I've ever seen them play. My job is to figure how to motivate them to play like that from the start. If we can do that, we can be a special team.

That pretty much ended any chance we had to come back.

Logistically, it keeps us in the chase to make states and win the Patriot Division. Emotionally and for our confidence, this proves we can play with everyone and beat anyone. There's no one left on our schedule that's better than Trenton. Even three or four years from now, we can bring this game up and hold it up as something you can do if you execute properly.

Our tangible goal is to win 10 games. Otherwise we just want to finish strong. For the seniors we want this to continue to be an enjoyable experience. For the underclassmen we want to end on a positive not to help us build for the future.

We have made a concerted effort to make sure the kids remember to have fun. We practiced Christmas Eve morning between 9 and 11 a.m. and we had some of the coaches and ex players playing a little. We want to get them back into the mode of having fun. Nobody has their heads down.

It was really tough for us to get into our offense, to really get into any kind of rhythm. We were turning the ball over too much, and it's tough to get anything going when that happens. In a perfect world, the offense would run through Suzy.

We possessed the ball a lot longer than Trenton did. We were very patient. I told the girls they could only take shots they were sure they could make. They were very patient and very careful with the ball.

The team is very excited for the opportunity to avenge the loss.

They played all-around solid games ? all of them played roughly half the game and they did very well.