It's not easy winning a title at any level.
Imagine winning a championship at the highest professional level with an old high school teammate.
That became a reality for Minnesota Lynx forwards Devereaux Peters and Tricia Liston on Wednesday night.
The pair of former Fenwick High School standouts helped the Lynx capture a third WNBA title in the past five years with a 69-52 victory over the Indiana Fever. Peters scored two points in eight minutes, while Liston didn't play in the title-clinching game.
A little over eight years ago, the duo were celebrated a different championship together.
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Peters and Liston, who both grew up in River Forest and attended middle school down the street from each other, were teammates on Fenwick's 2006-07 IHSA Girls Class AA state title team. The duo combined for 23 points and 17 rebounds in a 35-27 victory over Bolingbrook at Redbird Arena in that game, which was the Friars' last state basketball championship.
"It's very rare," Peters told OakPark.com earlier this season when asked about playing on the same team as Liston. "There's not a lot of people that can say that. A lot of college players, obviously, but from the same high school, it's very rare so it's pretty cool."
Peters, 26, was the third overall pick in the 2012 WNBA Draft out of Notre Dame. In 33 games with this season, Peters averaged 3.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.
Liston, in her second WNBA season out of Duke, averaged 3.4 points in 31 games for the Lynx this year.