FORT WASHINGTON — It appears that the Germantown Academy girls basketball team missed out on an important lesson in preschool; how to share. By defeating Springside Chestnut Hill 78-48 on Feb. 6, the Patriots claimed a share of the Inter-Ac League title. Days later, Springside Chestnut Hill defeated Academy of Notre Dame De Namur, giving GA sole possession of the league title.
For Head Coach Sherri Retif, claiming the Inter-Ac crown is nothing new. In her 20 years of coaching at Germantown Academy, Retif and her team have won the league 18 times. This year’s championship stands out however, because it makes Retif the only Inter-Ac basketball coach — male or female — with 18 titles.
The Patriots have averaged almost 67 points per game in league play while limiting their opponents to an average of 35 points. In six of the 10 Inter-Ac games played, GA has held their opponents to under that mark, including a game against The Baldwin School in which they only gave up 10 points.
As of Feb. 10, GA has a 10-0 record in Inter-Ac play with two league games remaining. If the team can win those final two games, it will be the seventh time they have finished 12-0 in league play.