Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Tai Peachey of Galesburg

Tai Peachey of Galesburg looks to pass during the game against Hillcrest Hawks in the Pontiac Supersectional on Manday night. [picture Nick Adams/The Register-Mail]
PONTIAC —They watched another team celebrate at the final buzzer, receive a supersectional plaque and cut down the nets. Then Evan Massey huddled his Galesburg High School girls basketball team together after their 77-70 Class 3A Pontiac Supersectional loss to County Club Hills Hillcrest on Monday and directed them to the throng of Silver Streaks fans in the east bleachers at Crowley Gymnasium.
The 17 girls who somehow made it this far walked over and clapped for the hundreds who drove nearly two hours to watch them. “It’s not about us,” senior point guard Tai Peachey said. “It’s about everyone in Galesburg and working hard being a team. It’s a big deal.”
During a time when Galesburg has had little to cheer about, a bunch of girls on a basketball court gave their town something to stand up and be proud of. Click to read about a great team By Aaron Frey The Register -Mail Posted Mar. 01,2011