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Citadel high girls basketball team guns for win 100

03/01/2014 11:33 EST | Updated 05/01/2014 05:59 EDT
The Citadel High School girls basketball team is lacing up Saturday for a hotly anticipated game in Sydney Mines as they gun for their 100th straight win.

Notching a winning streak century mark would be an incredible feat for any team in any sport. Not only that, this game will determine the provincial champion.

If Citadel wins its third straight Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation championship by defeating Horton High School, it will cap a remarkable run that’s lasted three years. The eight seniors on the team haven’t lost a game in their high school careers.

The championship game begins at 3 p.m. 

Team coach Nadeem Marson said Saturday morning that it will be a "a very exciting day." He said the seniors on the team want to go out with a win and "this is for all the marbles."

"It’s definitely a big deal for the girls," he said. "Big deal for anybody."

Grade 12 student Tyleigha Nelson said Friday afternoon that the team has to remain focused as they try to reach the major milestone.

"It’s huge. We have to definitely keep our head in the game and keep focused," she said. "We can’t come in just expecting to win, we have to work for that."

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