For the tenacious, fearless Washington Township girls' basketball duo, it was just another day at the office.
The Giedemanns led the Minutemaids to a 55-33 home win Tuesday night over Lenape in the Olympic Conference American Division opener for both.
The twins, 5-foot-4 junior guards, "have been getting beat up since their freshman year. They've always had that target on their back," Minutemaids coach Jen Natale said.
Kelly Giedemann's 19 points led all players, and Kylie was right behind her with 15.
Both were knocked out of the game in the fourth quarter, but not after vaulting their team (6-1) to a 20-point lead against an opponent (7-1) that entered the game as one of South Jersey's hottest teams.
"There was a lot of intensity, a lot of emotion, but I think we handled ourselves really well," said Kelly Giedemann, who said she does not expect to miss any time because of her calf injury.
Added Kylie: "We thrive on this kind of intimidating atmosphere. We're more mature this year. We think we're getting better. And the whole team plays well with each other."
Kelly Giedemann was taken out early in the fourth quarter, minutes before Kylie, when a scrum under the basket led to what she described as a fist connecting with her eye.
Lenape 7 6 8 12 – 33
Washington Twp. 11 12 20 12 – 55
L: Taylor Holmes 4, Rena Carabases 2, Cierra Nichols 1, Alexis Sears 11, Taylour Jones 7, Alex Seedes 2, Maddie Sims 6.
WT: Kylie Giedemann 15, Paige Anastasi 7, Maureen Fleming 2, Kelly Giedemann 19, Jess Monte 2, Bella Siravo 9, Morgan Cosgrove 1.
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