CARNEY - Lexi Gussert posted a near quadruple-double, and the Forest Park Trojans completed the first undefeated regular season in program history Wednesday, defeating Carney-Nadeau 79-30 in Skyline basketball.
Gussert scored 31 points, hitting five triples, and she grabbed a 14 rebounds while dishing out 10 assists. She also totaled seven steals.
"First time in Forest Park history we are 20-0! Couldn't be prouder, and we aren't satisfied yet," Gussert tweeted after the game.
The Trojans, starting a little slower than normal, perhaps due to playing for a second straight night, led by 11 after one quarter but opened a 33-10 advantage by half.
"This was a big win for us tonight, to be able to be 20-0 for the first time in school history," Forest Park Jeff Syrjanen said. "We played real decent defense in the first half, allowing only 10 points. We were happy with that."
Kendra Campbell and Seirra Robarge also reached double figures for FP. Campbell put in 14 points, while Robarge was a perfect 3-for-3 from downtown on her way to 13 points.
The Lady Trojans had 17 steals in the contest, Maria Stankewicz with three of those.
The Trojans (20-0, begin their postseason run Wednesday, facing Watersmeet in a district opener at Wakefield.
"Our first goal was to win conference," Syrjanen said. "Second was to win all our regular-season games. Our next goal is to win district."
Forest Park 16 17 24 22 - 79
Carney-Nadeau 5 5 13 7 - 30
FP: Gussert 31, Campbell 14, Robarge 13, Stankewicz 6, Bawyn 4, Roose 3, S. Nylund 2, Isaacson 2, A. Nylund 2, Toivonen 2. FT: 7-9. F: 6.
CN: Dupont 8, J. Dani 7, A. Dani 6, Eichhorn 6, Parrett 2, Theoret 1. FT: 2-5. F: 5.
FGs - FP: 31-69 (3-pt: 10-25); CN: 13-47 (3-pt: 2-15). 3-pt - FP: Gussert (5), Campbell, Robarge (3), Roose; CN: Eichhorn (2). Rebounding - FP: 36 (Gussert 14); CN: 19.