Less than 24 hours earlier, the Washington Township girls' basketball team was in the middle of a 90-minute bus ride, exhausted from a loss to Cardinal O'Hara, one of the top teams in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
The lingering effects didn't show Monday night in the Minutemaids' 52-42 home win over Shawnee. The win moves Township, ranked No. 2 by The Inquirer, into the driver's seat for the No. 1 seed in the South Jersey Group 4 tournament.
"Your body wears down on you," said Kylie Giedemann, a junior guard who led all players with 19 points. "There's nothing you can do about that being physically tired. But you have to stay mentally tough. That's the key. That's what gets you through this."