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Dynamic Duo: Froehlke, Diny have been something special for Wrightstown

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Wrightstown's Ella Diny (44) and teammate Bridget Froehlke have had stellar careers. (Doug Ritchay/WLUK)

HOBART (WLUK) -- Bridget Froehlke and Ella Diny have become the two best scorers in Wrightstown basketball history, both totaling more than 1,300 points so far and they have Wrightstown aiming for a second trip to the state tournament in the last three seasons.

The Tigers twosome has been playing together since third grade and they have enjoyed their time on the court while winning a lot of games.

"Playing with Ella's great," Froehlke said. "I know that I can count on her to run the floor and if she's not I can tell her to and she'll do it (laughing).

"If we need a basket I can call out a screen and roll or I can get her in the post and I like to think I can make some pretty good entrance passes to her and she's always willing to finish through the contact."

"I mean, it's something special, we're best friends," Diny said. " We've been playing together for so long so it's just like I don't think many teammates can say they've done that."

Wrightstown coach Mike Froehlke has had a front row seat watching his daughter and Diny destroy defenses. Diny averages 23.9 points per game (seventh in the state), while Froehlke adds 19.4 ppg.

"I was lucky enough, obviously, to see Bridget and Ella grow up and play basketball from very little on and to see them come in as freshmen, there were some people who questioned whether they were ready and they came in and did a fantastic job," Mike Froehlke said.

Diny and Froehlke passed their former teammate Kailee Van Zeeland (1,243 points) on the girls all-time scoring list at Wrightstown during the same game this season. Now, Diny has 1,316 points, while Froehlke has 1,303.

Furthermore, Diny's 479 points this season are a single-season record, breaking her own record of 466 points, while Froehlke leads the state with 91 3-pointers and 141 assists, which is also a single-season program record.

This twosome has done so much, nobody would blame Mike Froehlke if he's not looking forward to the future without his two stars.

"It'll certainly be different, but I don't know if it will be too much different," he said. "I think we've established this is the way we like to coach. I want us to play a high-energy, fast-paced game."

Once this season is completed, Bridget Froehlke will continue her career at Missouri-Kansas City, while Diny will play at Cardinal Stritch. Before that, however, they want to help their team reach the state tournament at the Resch Center for the second time in three seasons.

"I know we'd all really love to get there," Diny said. "We've been working so hard. The Resch is the goal."

"We talk about it in practice every day, how we don't want to have regrets later, about how champions don't make excuses," Froehlke said. " We want to just do what we can now."

Wrightstown has a chance with this dynamic duo leading the way.

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