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“‘Coach, I’m old,’” she told Reeve, pushing for the team to draft Peters as a replacement and a protegee.

Her lobbying paid off.

“I can’t continue to play 36 minutes a game no matter how much I want to play,” McWilliams-Franklin said.

So they’ll enjoy her while they can this year and see how far they can go.

“They really enjoy coming here together and being a part of this, and that’s what makes us special,” Reeve said. “I hope that’s something we never lose. It gives you an edge.”

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