Goose Creek's girls basketball team

Goose Creek’s girls basketball team shows off their rings.

The Goose Creek High School girls basketball team has put one last snapshot in the section of its scrapbook that will celebrate the program’s 2018-19 Class 5A state championship.

The Lady Gators received their championship rings as part of a ceremony inside the school’s auditorium on Monday, May 20. The championship was their second in three years and third since 2010.

The Goose Creek girls defeated Spring Valley, 52-51, by scoring nine straight points in the final 1:44 on March 1 in Columbia’s Colonial Life Arena. They finished 23-1.

The victory lap has included dates with the city, county and state governments and the school board along with a meal on the house at Comeback Shack and a celebration in front of the GCHS student body. They were also honored as team of the year on May 16 in an awards ceremony at Seacoast Church in Summerville by Summerville Communications, which publishes The Gazette, The Berkeley Independent and Summerville Journal Scene.

“It’s one of those things where everybody wants to celebrate you and share that moment with you,” GCHS coach Tim Baldwin said. “It’s always a busy and special time in your life. It’s good when kids get honored for doing the right thing. It never gets old. You always appreciate it.”