Gaithersburg Lady Trojans Win Rd 2 Playoff

Lady Trojans Advance to Round of 16 in Maryland 4A Tournament On Monday, 2/27/2012, the undefeated and third-ranked Gaithersburg Lady Trojans fought past a game group of Lady Vikings from Walt Whitman in front of a large, enthusiastic crowd at Gaithersburg High School.  The Lady Trojans took a 12-8 lead after the first quarter but lost Senior leader Colleen Marshall for the entire second quarter after she picked up her third foul late in the quarter.  However, the deep and experienced Lady Trojans did not flinch as they extended their lead to 32-19 at the half behind extremely strong play from Senior Jackie Jackson, Junior Deja Rollins, and Sophomore Janessa Fauntroy.  Marshall found her groove in the third quarter, as the Lady Trojans built the lead to an insurmountable 51-29.  Coach Adrian “Hot Dog” McDaniel pulled his starters late in the fourth quarter as Gaithersburg cruised to the win.

The Lady Trojans advanced to the Round of 16 while improving to 23-0 on the season and extending their winning streak to 48 games.  The Lady Vikings finished their season at 13-9.

Final Score Gaithersburg 63 Whitman 47

Gaithersburg Coach Adrian “Hot Dog” McDaniel ”we came out sluggish, but picked up the pace, now we go to the next round of the playoffs, we will have to step up the defense and be ready to go”

Gaithersburg Stats: #15 Michelle Winters 2 points, #20 Deja Rollins 9 points, #30 Janessa Fauntroy 17 points, #23 Jackie Jackson 14 points, #33 Colleen Marshall 16 points, #34 Christine Mabry 2 points, #25 Briana Jones 3 points,

Whitman Stats:#5 Rachel Sisco 16 points, #23 Angelica Ceccone 12 points, #15 Kristina Feldsman 8 points, #44 Linn Bumpers 4 points, #3 Alex Purdy 3 points, #4 Brittany Fleck 2 points, #11 Justine Wood 2 points

Story by Robert Huttenlocker ***** Stats by Megan Vogt

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