Taylor Koenig of Gov. Mifflin catches up with SV Sports
Taylor Koenig had knee surgery in November and missed Gov. Mifflin's first 13 games of the season. Koenig is back and the Mustangs once again look like they will be a tough out in the Berks League playoffs. "It's a hell of a difference. To have her back is what we needed," emphasized head coach Mike Clark. The 5'7 junior guard returned at Cedar Crest on January 17th and dropped 26 points on the Falcons. Koenig scored 22 points last Thursday in a 69-57 victory over Reading. She made three 3-pointers and went 9-of-10 from the free throw line. "Division 1 is always tough. We know every time it's a division game, it can go either way because the energy is always so high," said Koenig. After an (0-4) start, the Mustangs have won six of their last eight games to move into second place in Division 1 behind Berks Catholic. Gov. Mifflin has won three of the past four Berks County championships. "The expectations are always high every year from the first open gym," stated Koenig. There are six seniors on their roster including all-county pick Shakyla Mayo and Anyah Ortiz. They're both averaging 11 points. Ortiz poured in a game-high 24 against the Red Knights. She converted ten of her twelve foul shots. Koenig noted that the chemistry on the team is terrific. "We're all meshed together. We're all close off the court [and] on the court. They're great role models," she replied. Koenig is providing a team-high 13 points a night. SV Sports' Paul Roberts found out that she is a big country music fan. Koenig also discussed her favorite TV show and food.