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Lady Eagles are Bethlehem's version of the Boston Celtics

"If you put someone out there like a power forward on her, she just took them out to the three-point line and drained them (three pointers). And if she needed to, if it was an undersized person, she would just go down to the block and post up," he added.

McCullough has also embraced her role as the team's other co-captain with Olsen. "I think that the girls know that they can come to us if they have a problem or anything like that. Everyone knows their role," said McCullough.

Sophomore forward Jaci Oskam fills the same role on Bethlehem that Paul Pierce fills with the Celtics. She is a versatile player that can hit three-pointers with accuracy.

"Every now and then, I take a really long three-pointer, and I'll be like, 'Yeah, I made it,'" said Oskam.

"She's playing the three (small forward) and playing the four (power forward). She can handle the basketball, and she can shoot," said Nealon.

Oskam has a vocal supporter in her mother, who attends every home game.

"I like knowing that she is there supporting me," said Oskam. "It gives me more of a comfortable feeling. I like when people yell for me."

Bethlehem is more than Oskam, Olsen and McCullough, though. Senior guard Taylor Teal is one of the team's top defenders and good at passing the ball " a Rajon Rondo type, to continue the Celtics comparisons.

"Defense " that is my job," said Teal. "I don't want my girls to get past me, and that is my No. 1 thing. No matter what, she is not getting past me."

"On the defensive end, she has got a lot of energy. She can defend anybody, she's strong, she's quick and she's got good size for a guard," said Nealon.

Teal can also score points when the opportunity presents itself. "She absolutely can score. She gets a lot of her points off steals and in transition, but she (also) has a decent jump shot," said Nealon. "It's just a matter of consistency with her right now."

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