FORT KENT, Me. (WAGM) - UMFK head coach Fletcher Brown is in his 2nd year of coaching the women's basketball team. After his first offseason of recruiting, Brown welcomes six Junior College transfers from California. There's a dynamic duo who came from the same college and are playing with a major chip on their shoulder this season.
Bringing the attitude to the Bengals.
"Oh we're getting that ring," junior guard Trinity Washington said.
"Yeah we're ready to go," fellow guard, Tajaheray McMahan said.
Friends off the court, but frenemies on it.
"We're pretty much like sisters," Washington said.
"In practice we're not friends," McMahan said.
But when they're playing a common opponent it's a sweet symphony.
"When we're playing against other teams, opponents, oh man we love to play with each other, we play really well together," McMahan said.
"We have a very good understanding of each other, I can look at her a certain way and I don't even have to say anything," Washington said.
Junior College transfers Trinity Washington and Tajaheray McMahon came to Fort Kent from Merced College. Their play caught the eye of Coach Brown on film, but when he saw them in person
"They showed me a ton of leadership, they showed me just emotion just a positivity about em a winning attitude an overwhelming just uh enthusiasm for the game and that really won me over," UMFK head coach Fletcher Brown said.
Enough passion for the game to name them captains in their first year at Fort Kent.
"They're the two who bought in the most from the beginning," Brown said. "Even before they stepped on campus they talked about how much they want to succeed how much they want to win."
Washington and McMahon come from a winning program. Merced went 28 and 6 last season and they almost came away with a State Title. Almost.
"To know that you were that close you were just literally like a quarter away or points away from winning," McMahan said. "Because that's the best feeling in the world just going, I wonder how it feels like winning."
Just getting there, isn't good enough for Washington this year either.
"That's all we've been saying since we been here," Washington said. "So pretty much we're taking our anger out on everyone else, so we're coming after everyone because we're going to get that ring."
The Coming After Everyone tour stopped at the University of Maine at Augusta last night and the Bengals stomped the Moose, 79-38. McMahan and Washington combined for 40 points and 16 steals. The Bengals return home to take on Central Maine on Saturday at 1 P.M.