The game began like so many others, with Dallas Academy falling behind 9-0. Then the team found its game. It was trailing by only seven with seconds left in the half when it got its biggest basket of the game: Lauren Oelke threw in a half-court shot at the buzzer.
"When I made the half-court shot," she told the paper, "I lit up."
The team was competitive in the second half. In the final minute, it found itself in a most unusual position: Tied, with Oelke going to the foul line.
Oelke, the team's best player, scored 31 of the team's 34 points. None, however, were bigger than the foul shot she made to give her team a lead.
It was just a matter of holding on. Dallas Academy got a defensive stop then managed to run out the clock.
"That was the best minute they ever played," head coach Deanna Civello told the paper.
It has never really been about wins and losses at Dallas Academy, a school that's renown for its work with students with learning issues such as dyslexia.
In fact, after the 100-0 loss, the school dropped out of league play in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools.
But while learning life's lessons are nice, let's not forget - these kids are competitive. They want to win.
After doing so last week, the girls celebrated as if they had won a state championship.