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Friday, April 1, 2005

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Carlisle School girls basketball Strong spirit and leadership mark girls basketball season

The 2004 - 2005 Carlisle Girls Varsity Basketball Team experienced great success this season! The mix of girls provided leadership, hard work, kindness and a real sense of team. It is so rewarding to coach a team where players are often heard encouraging and complimenting the achievements of all their teammates.

Throughout the season, the girls worked diligently during practice to increase their endurance on the court and to improve their individual passing and shooting skills. As a team, they practiced moving the ball around the court on offense, setting picks, making quick passes, and looking for shooting opportunities. The girls started the season with a strong one-on-one defense. Toward the end of the season, the girls were also able to switch into an aggressive zone defense which effectively shut down their opponents' scoring. The season ended with a record of 4 wins and 4 losses.

The strong team play and great work ethic was brought to the team by the returning seventh and eighth grade players. Returning eighth graders Brittany Geoffroy, Alison Koning, and Kate Hitchner led the offense with great ball handling and aggressive guarding of the opponents' guards. Emma Lunig, Casey Tarca, and Sarah Matthews led the team defensively through their baseline offense, rebounding and excellent defense. Returning seventh graders Kerrie Bourque and Katie Hendrickson brought their game sense, ball handling and speed to our team. Eighth graders Amanda Caddell and Haley George, new to the team this year, were great additions to the team's rebounding and defensive play. Also new to the team were seventh graders Brooke Cragan, Caroline Deignan, Kenzie Dray, and Caroline Howe and sixth graders Morgan Evans and Rebecca Shenton. These new players fit right in with their offensive ball handling, great defensive skills, and aggressive team play.

Managers Julia Lesses and Sophia Hantzis were wonderful. They did a great job running the time clock and keeping score for both the boys and girls varsity teams. They also worked to set up and put away all the equipment for home games! Thanks for your dedication.

Thanks to all the girls for a wonderful season. Good luck to the eighth graders as they move on to high school. For the rest of the team, I'm looking forward to another terrific season next year as the returning team will bring their experience and great teamwork to guide next year's team.


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