Lady Warriors win the Championship

"Brittany Baker handled the ball well, Brittany Jones hit a couple of big jump shots, and we got big-time minutes off the bench from Caroline Murphy and Kelly Flaherty," he said.

While the girls can savor a perfect League record for 2008-09, Tefft can enjoy a perfect career league record.

This league championship was the sixth in the six years Tefft has been coaching.

But asked about his multi-year run, the lanky, modest coach deferred the credit to his players.

"I attribute it to the kids - they play hard and put a lot of time into the game, and they just keep coming back every year," he said.

During Tefft's tenure, his teams have won one sectional title, been to the sectional finals twice, and to the sectional semifinals four times.

"We've had quite a run," Tefft said.

Tefft's 2008-09 team is not only exhibiting the strengths Tefft likes to develop in teams - working the ball inside, protecting the basketball and rebounding aggressively, but the squad is taking it further, he said.

"The kids work hard in practice and get along well and accomplish things as a team," he said, noting the group practiced through summers. "They're the most unselfish team I've ever coached."

Monday, sectional tournaments were just days away, and seedings were to be announced Wednesday.

The Warriors were either scheduled to play Wednesday Feb. 25 or Saturday Feb. 28 if they are awarded a bye.

In addition to Stover's 13 points, Sara Anderson and Brittany Jones tallied six each, Brittany Baker and Caroline Murphy scored three each, and Katie Flatley scored two. For rebounds, Katie Flatley grabbed six, Stover tallied five, Anderson and Jones had four, and Baker had three and Murphy, Maggie Miele and Kelly Flaherty had two each.

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