La Crosse, WI - All the Aquinas Lady Blugolds do is win, win again, and just keep winning.
"They've been really dedicated, which I'm the most proud about," head coach Dave Donarski said. "Their effort level day in and day out has been just extraordinary.
26 times to be exact, and in many different ways. Explosive offensive nights or frustrating teams defensively.
"Our defense usually is what gets us going in games, is when we get out and get steals and transition baskets," freshman Lexi Donarski said.
"Getting stops is something that they really take pride in, yeah I've been really really lucky," Dave Donarski said.
Come Thursday evening though, that number one ranking and perfect record doesn't mean a thing. It all could come to a quick end. A feeling junior guard Kyah Steiner personally felt just a week ago.
"When she went down, truth be told I thought I was going to be sick like I ran right out cause it just looked like it was really serious," Donarski said.
Steiner, the team's second leading scorer, crashed down to the court after a non-contact knee injury.
"It was just really scary, cause at any point in time it could all be over. I was just hoping for the best, I was really really fortunate," junior Kyah Steiner said.
The injury was minor. And three days later she came off the bench in their big win over Melrose-Mindoro and had a huge second half in Saturday's sectional championship victory.
"My knee feels 100 times better," Steiner said.
"From a toughness standpoint, we've got a lot of kids but she certainly is one of them," Donarski said.
Now with a full lineup at their expense, Aquinas takes the target that's been on their backs to the Resch Center in hopes for a gold ball and a perfect season.
"These opportunities don't come very much, so you really have to have fun and don't take anything for granted, because you never know when this is going to come again," Donarski said. "We just have to go out there have fun and enjoy every moment of it and play our game,"