Jim Thorpe girls' basketball team turned a 'monster' loose Saturday night in Martz Hall, Pottsville.
That monster helped the Lady Olympians power their way to a 52-44 win over Blue Mountain for the Schuylkill League Division 1 championship.
That monster was Chelsea Smelas.
Smelas doesn't look like a monster. She's pretty, she's articulate, and she's congenial.
But against Blue Mountain, she turned into a monster, especially under the boards. Just ask her.