Created: 03/12/2014 6:42 PM KAALtv.com
(ABC 6 NEWS) -- "The bigger the game, it seems the bigger she plays," P-E-M head coach Jason Melbostad said.
In what was the Bulldogs biggest game of the season, Sarah Hart stepped up big.
She poured in a team-high 17 points to beat Chatfield by 3 in the Section 1AA East final.
"She really never gets rattled. She plays at an even keel," said Melbostad.
With the season on the line, Hart made two huge plays with less than five minutes left in the game.
The first was a three.
"I was really excited," Hart said. "It was really fun to see that one go in."
Minutes later, Hart took it to the basket for a three-point play.
"I felt like we got really excited after that and we really started to come together, and making big plays was really important for the win," Hart said.
Hart has been making big plays all season.
"I think I can take people off the dribble pretty well. I like to make people dance on defense. That's my favorite. I get enjoyment out of that," said Hart.
"There's really nothing on the court she can't do. She does it all and her stats on the season tell that story," said Melbostad.
Sarah is averaging around 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists per game.
"We rely on her to do a lot of the ball handling, make a lot of key passes and run our offense," said Melbostad.
The Bulldogs play Kenyon-Wanamingo for a trip to state on Thursday.