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Lady Dukes hitting their stride

After three seasons with no wins against Peninsula District teams, the Gloucester High School varsity girls’ basketball team seems to be coming together for coach Amy O’Neil.

“Trying to get the program built up has taken time,” O’Neil said. “But each one of my girls has bought into the program. We’ve worked hard and now we’re showing people what we can do. I couldn’t have been prouder.” 

O’Neil’s remarks came after the Lady Dukes beat Kecoughtan, 59-54, on Friday at GHS after losing to the Warriors earlier this season. The Gloucester girls also topped Denbigh, 64-14, on Dec. 8 and doubled their opponents’ score in a pair of non-district victories over York. 

“In the past we’ve been blown out by 20, 30 or more points. This year, even when we’ve lost, it’s been only by six, eight or 11 points. For the most part, it’s really been a competitive team,” O’Neil ...

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