Wyomissing girls basketball beats Fleetwood, finishes regular season undefeated

Feb. 5—Following Wyomissing's victory over Fleetwood, Spartans senior Annie McCaffrey was smiling ear to ear.

Behind McCaffrey's 17 points, Wyomissing had just beat the Tigers 56-14 on Senior Night in a Berks Girls Basketball League Division III game to finish the regular season with a perfect 22-0 record.

"It means everything," McCaffrey said. "This team is so special. It's just amazing to have such an amazing team my senior year. I wouldn't want it any other way, and it just feels even better that we're 22-0."

The Spartans (11-0, 22-0) etched their name into the record books on Monday night on their home court, becoming the first team in the history of the girls' basketball program to complete an undefeated regular season. Wyomissing entered the night having already clinched the Berks III title, its second straight.

"We set a goal and prepared for every single game right in front of us, every challenge," Spartans coach Aaron Anders said. "We've met the challenge thus far. I'm very excited for the girls."

The Spartans are the first Berks team to finish the regular season undefeated since Oley Valley went 21-0 during the 2011-12 season. The Lynx reached the county and District 3 Class 3A finals and finished the year 25-3.

"They play for one another," Anders said about his players. "They're committed to one another."

After McCaffrey and fellow senior Abby Zechman were recognized before the game, Wyomissing continued to stick to its identity. With unrelenting defense, the Spartans took a 21-4 lead after one quarter and never looked back.

McCaffrey led all scorers with 17 points, while junior Amaya Stewart had 10 points. For the Tigers (2-9, 2-19), sophomore Teagan Hilburt and senior Isabella Funari each had four points.

"We're here for each other," Stewart said. "That support, that love and that 'family' word is really keeping us together."

Wyomissing will now shift its attention to the Berks playoffs, which begin on Saturday with the quarterfinals. The defending county champions, the Spartans will likely host a quarterfinal, with seeding based on District 3 power rating, pending approval at a coaches meeting.

"We're not looking ahead," Anders said. "We have to get past one to get to another."

As of Monday night, the Spartans are currently in second in the District 3 Class 4A rankings with a 0.753523 power rating. Wilson (20-1) is the only Berks team with a better rating, as it leads District 3 Class 6A with 0.795106 rating.

"We're confident in our abilities," McCaffrey said. "We know they're is a lot to come, mental and physical challenges."