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Goss is excelling in basketball and college

Bria Goss was the talk of the lady Giants basketball team for years.

Goss started playing basketball at the age of 2 and hit arguably the most famous shot in all of Ben Davis history when her runner from just inside the free throw line bounced in and gave the lady Giants a 71-69 win over South Bend Washington in the 2009 state championship. That win also gave the lady Giants the 2009 National Championship.

Goss now plays for the University of Kentucky as a guard. She is the third-leading scorer scoring 10.2 points a game. She has played 106 games since at Kentucky and has started 91 times.

“Basketball means a lot to me because it has helped me develop into the young lady I am today,” Goss said. “I have learned a lot of life skills just by playing basketball.”

Goss was the 2011 Indiana Miss Basketball, the second lady Giant to earn that honor (Shya Ely won it in 2001).

In her four seasons of playing at Ben Davis she led them with an impressive 105-3 record and two state championships. She was ranked 17th overall and the number four guard in the country.

High school for her was fun and exciting for basketball. Every game she had averaged 21.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.6 steals and 3.2 assists, helping the team win 81 straight games and back-to-back 4A state titles. Not only did she play basketball, but she also played volleyball and ran track.

At Kentucky, Goss majors in communications and is on track to graduate this spring.