By Sean Giggy
(WAOW) - The Auburndale girls' basketball team is one of the hottest in the area, riding a six game win streak. Liz Breu is one of the big reasons for the Apaches' success. Read the complete story below.
Take a look at the stat sheet and Liz Breu's numbers don't jump off the page. She leads her Auburndale team in scoring with only 11.4 points per game and has eclipsed the 10-point mark in only three of the Apaches' last eight games. But it's not her numbers that make Breu such a key player for Auburndale.
"Liz may not score 10, 15 points a game in a consecutive streak, but she makes her presence known by passing the ball well, screening a double team and kicking out to the open girl and we can get two points from someone else," Auburndale head coach Corey Manlick said.
Breu's leadership has Auburndale on a six-game winning streak, including two big wins last week, one against Edgar and the other against fifth ranked Assumption.
"This year I'm just doing my part and doing what I can just as everyone else has been doing," Breu said. "We're ready to play each game, one at a time and we just want to get the wins."
Breu's athletic ability is something that runs in the family. Her sister, Amanda, led the Apaches to 29 wins during her final two seasons and averaged 23 points a game her senior year.
"She's the one person I go to if I need help," Breu said. "She's made me a strong post player. She tries to get me to shoot those outside shots which I try."
Auburndale hasn't won 15 games since Amanda's junior year in 2006-07. Now a junior herself, Liz Bry and the Apaches can reach that mark with two wins in their final three games and get a full head of steam heading into the postseason.
"So far we're peaking at the right time and that's good to see," Manlick said. "Hopefully we can keep this fun ride going until somebody really comes after us in the playoffs."
Breu and the Apaches return to the court Thursday against Newman.
Online reporter: Sean Giggy