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Sarah Richardson experienced a sinking feeling last February when tiny, speedy point guard Jen Black went down with a torn knee ACL. The Robert D. Edgren girls basketball coach seemed positively giddy when Black returned to the lineup on Saturday.

The return paid immediate dividends for an Eagles team that had gone winless in nine games this season; the senior scored 17 points and Edgren raced ahead by 21 points after three quarters before settling for a 41-30 victory at E.J. King.

“It felt great,” Black said of her return, giving no indication of any discomfort. She did sit out the team’s 55-40 loss later Saturday to Nile C. Kinnick.

Richardson, for her part, couldn’t have been happier.

“The whole dynamic of the team has turned around since she returned,” said Richardson, in her 22nd season coaching the Eagles.

“Her presence makes a big difference. That leadership on the floor really helped us out. We need her. I’m elated. I hope the team continues to feed off her energy and skill.”

Warriors girls go unbeaten in KAIAC With their 50-15 triumph Saturday over Seoul International, Daegu’s girls completed their first undefeated Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference Division I regular season.

The Warriors improved to 14-0 and have the top seed in the KAIAC tournament Feb. 10-11 at Seoul American.

“Good so far,” coach Ken Walter said after Raven Calloway paced the Warriors to victory with 16 pooints. “We have a lot of work to do in the next few weeks.”


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