Gov. Mifflin senior G/F Taylor Koenig

The Gov. Mifflin girls basketball team was part of history on Saturday afternoon.  They played Boyertown in the first varsity game at the new GMACC.  "It feels really awesome. We were all so excited," Taylor Koenig told SV Sports' Paul Roberts.  A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Saturday morning at the Gov. Mifflin Athletic Community Center in Shillington.  The Mustangs raced out to a 7-0 lead over the Bears in the first two minutes.  Boyertown went scoreless for four minutes and fifteen seconds.  Mike Clark, in his 12th season as Gov. Mifflin's head coach, started three freshmen.  Bella Super, Brooklyn George, and Bridget Martin are names to remember.  Super drilled a deep three-pointer in the final seconds of the first quarter.  George hit a trey early in the second period for a 21-7 advantage over the Bears.  The Mustangs were up 33-10 at halftime and 45-17 after the third quarter.  They cruised to a 56-19 victory.  "We were in the locker room clapping, cheering. All the coaches were happy. It couldn't be a better start to the season," said Koenig.  Keira Estrada, a 5'5 senior point guard, scored a game-high 16 points.  Super (14) and George (12) combined for 26 points.  Koenig remarked, "Those freshmen are gonna be trouble for the future. They play so much basketball. They love the sport...I think by the end of the season, all the freshmen are gonna go crazy."  Koenig was an all-division selection the past two years.  She had knee surgery last November and was limited to ten games.  As a sophomore, Koenig averaged a team-high 13 points and knocked down 48 three-pointers.  Clark has guided Gov. Mifflin to five Berks County titles.  He's (192-96) with the Mustangs and (285-114) overall, including four years at Oley Valley.  After finishing (10-13) a season ago, Gov. Mifflin is looking to get back on track.  "We have our eyes on the county championship. We want to make a big District push because we feel we have the talent to do it," said Koenig.


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