By Brody Patmore
Two years ago the Red Lion girls basketball team cut downthe nets at York College following their victory in the county championship against Central. It’s accomplishments like this one that the team wants to achieve again.
Finishing last season 11-11 and disappointingly missing out on districts by one spot, they’re hoping to improve upon last season. What will help this be possible? “A more aggressive defensive scheme this year,” said head coach Bill Novak.
Losing key seniors from last season will only increase the difficulty to succeed. Players like Amy Maciejewski, and Kynslee Shepherd, along with three other 2017 graduates were the focal point of the team and losing them means losing leadership not only with their play on the court but off the court as well.
“We are an inexperienced team this year but have had great turnouts in open gyms and that tells me this is a group of players who are excited and committed to playing,” said Novak.
The season started December 2 against Mechanicsburg with a win.
Some of the biggest games this season are home against Dallastown on January 12 at 7:30 p.m. and away at Central on January 19 at 7:30 p.m. These are important games because Dallastown is the cross town rival and Central is also a traditional rival.
Girls Basketball has high hopes this season and is working hard everyday to achieve their goals. “As a coach I look for coachable, enthusiastic, unselfish players who put team goals ahead of personal goals.”
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