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The past three season's these two teams have met each other in the biggest HomeSchool Basketball game of the year. This season will end no different as the MHEA Eagles are once again the final hurdle in the way of the THESA Riders and history. THESA Head Coach Alan Burt is once again looking lead his Riders to a historical Gold Ball National Championship, THESA entered the 2012 National Tournament as the longest standing HomeSchool Basketball Dynasty ever! The 5-time Undisputed National Champion THESA Riders are led by 2012 McDonald's All-American & UCONN signee Moriah Jefferson her Riders are now 1 win away from winning Gold Ball #6! MHEA Head Coach Tracy Rice has a Dynasty of her own going in the younger age groups, she has won 6 Gold Balls in the past few years and she has three more opportunities tomorrow! In fact MHEA has a shot to win the Girls 10u, 12u, 14u, & 18u Gold Ball's on "Championship Saturday" I know Coach Rice would like to win them all, but if she could pick just one I feel confident I know which one she would pick as the past couple of years Moriah Jefferson's THESA Riders have been the one thorn in the flesh for MHEA in what has been a nearly flawless run. Senior and 2012 Sullivan Award Bethany Lytle will try to lead her young Eagles to victory over the namesake of the Jefferson Award. Last season MHEA was jumped on early but the Eagles clawed back into the game and late in the 4th MHEA had taken the lead, THESA responded an in they had just enough to hold off MHEA. This year both of these teams have blown through their opponents and have yet to be challenged, in my experience when two teams are clicking the way these two are it sets up for an incredible Championship Game. The familiarity of these teams in this particular game just makes it even more intriguing. Sure THESA enters this game as a favorite, but if there is one team capable of challenging them it is this MHEA team.