March 6, 2010
Lopsided defeat can't dampen Argonaut's spirits

This one was over at the half.

The Argonaut High School girls basketball team, owner of a 30-0 record entering Saturday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship game, was simply over-matched in its first-ever championship game against mighty Modesto Christian.

"We came here to win," said Argonaut senior forward Lauren Godde, who led the team in scoring with 18 points on Saturday. "We knew it would take our best game ... but we thought we could."

Those dreams evaporated quickly when the Crusaders led 18-3 after one quarter and showed no signs of slowing. Modesto Christian went on to win its fourth section title 64-39.

Argonaut players were still in high spirits though as the Mustangs will make their first appearance in the California Interscholastic Federation NorCal playoffs on Tuesday

While Modesto Christian is one of three private schools in town and seven overall, Argonaut may as well have been wearing "Jackson" across the front its jerseys as it was playing for something more than a title -- town pride.

And so in the final seconds, after the Mustangs battled and scraped for 32 minutes hundreds of green and gold clad Argonaut backers rose and gave their team a standing ovation worthy of a champion.

"I think that was pretty cool," Godde said. "That's half our town out there.

"They've been with us every step of the way."

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