|| Girls Basketball NEWSLETTER 2017 – 2018
The FSL Girls Basketball season is really starting to heat up as we reach the mid point for most teams. Many teams have battled through injuries, weather and other adversity to this point in the season. All are performing admirably and representing the FSL in strong fashion. Here is a look at how the teams are shaping up!
Abington Friends is currently 12-4 on the season. They won 12 games in a row in a time period from Decemeber 5th to January 14th. During that stretch they have league wins over GFS, ANC and Westtown. Leading the way for the Roos has been sophomore post Paige Mott. Mott leads the team with 11.7 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2 blocks per game. 8th grade point guard Mihjae Hayes is chipping in with 9.7 points, 2.7 steals and 2.8 assists per game. The young Roos have also taken down four Inter Ac opponents this season (Notre Dame, EA, Penn Charter and Baldwin). AFS is looking to repeat as FSL champs with a young and very talented squad.
ANC is currently 4-6 on the season. They have had impressive victories against Solebury, Villa Victoria Academy, Mastery Community Charter and Perkiomen. They have battled hard in each of their FSL contests and have shown great improvement! Leading the way for the Lions is Ryan Kolb, who is averaging 7.5 points, 2.1 steals and 1.5 assists per game. Allaina Brock is also averaging 1.5 three-point field goals a game. ANC will continue to look to improve on their four wins and finish the season strong.
Friends’ Central is 5-6 at the season’s mid point. They are currently 1-1 in league play, with a win over Friends Select. They have also taken down Inter Ac foes Baldwin and Springside Chestnut Hill. The Pheonix have been led by junior guard Nia Jordan who is averaging 13.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.8 steals a game. Junior post Raanee Smith is also in double figures with 10.5 points and 8.1 rebounds a game.
Friends Select get to the half-way point with a 7-4 record. They have victories against Chester Charter School for The Arts, New Foundations, Barrack Hebrew and several other tough opponents. The Falcons are led by three double-digit scorers. Hannah Seig is averaging 10.8 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.8 steals a game. Camryn Harvie is averaging 10.0 points, 9 rebounds and 3.3 steals a game. Rounding out the scoring for the Falcons is Amaia Collins. She is averaging 13.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game.
Germantown Friends is 3-8 on the season, with wins over Conwell Egan, Parkway Northwest and Cristo Rey. Their record does not reflect the level of growth and hustle of the Tigers. They have competed extremely hard in their contests and are improving each game. The Tigers are led by a pair of seniors in Corin Grady and Maya Keren. Grady is pacing the way offensively for the Tigers with 10 points per game. Keren rounds out the scoring by chipping in 6.9 points per contest.
George School sprints in to the half-way point at 7-2 this season. They have league wins against Friends Select and ANC. They played two tough and competitive games against Westtown and Shipley, as well. Leading the way in a balanced attack for George this season are freshman Kaliyah Myricks, freshman Lauren Hanna and sophomore Alexandra Long. Myricks leads the way with 11.8 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.1 blocks a game. Hanna and Long each average over 6 points a game and Long gets 5.7 assists per contest.
Moorestown Friends gets the season started a little later than those in Pennsylvania and comes in at 6-1 on the season. The Foxes have league wins over GFS, ANC and Friends Select. They are led by a prolific scoring duo in Bella Runyan and Charlotte Stern. Stern became the schools 2nd all time leading scoring when she eclipsed 1105 points in her career. Stern is currently averaging 20.4 points and 5 rebounds a game for the Foxes. Runyan is scoring 16.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.3 steals a game.
The Shipley School hits mid-season at 10-3. The Gators have league wins against ANC, Friends’ Central and George. Anna Camden leads the scoring for the Gators with 18 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game. The back court of freshman Sanaa Redmond and junior Lauren Ross combine for 28.9 points a game. Ross also averages 2.8 steals and 2.9 assists per game.
Westtown is currently at 9-5 on the year. The Moose have collected league wins against George, ANC and GFS. They also lost a nail biter to the defending champion Abington Friends. They have victories against Inter-Ac schools such as Penn Charter and Agnes Irwin. The Moose have a very balanced attack with Jo Jo Lacey, Amaya Douglas and Emma Diaz leading the way. Lacey has 12.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.1 steals on the year. Diaz and Douglas combine to average 19.2 points per game and Douglas grabs 6.9 rebounds.
Abington Friends started the week off strong with a 44-31 win over Penn Charter. Mihjae Hayes led the way with 14 points and 5 steals. Paige Mott recorded a double double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Zaniyyah Ross-Barnes chipped in with 12 points for AFS.
The Roos followed up with a 44-42 win over Lawrenceville Prep in a tournament at Germantown Academy. Hayes and Kendall Hodges combined for 22 points. Paige Mott stuffed the stat sheet with 6 points, 15 rebounds and 5 blocks.
AFS won its third in a row with a 43-35 win over Notre Dame Academy. Mott continued being a double double machine with 13 points and 12 rebounds, on her way to making the All Tournament Team. Jordan Smith and Ross-Barnes each reached double digits in scoring for the Roos.
ANC opened this week with a 47-21 win over Villa Victoria. Hannah Klippenstein led the way with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks. Kaitlyn Pierce chipped in with 10 points.
The Lions lost a heart breaker, 32-36 to Barrack Hebrew in the second game of the week. Ryann Kolb and Leah Antwi each scored 8 points for ANC.
Friends’ Central had a big with over Springside Chestnut Hill Academy with a 48-40 score. Raanee Smith had a monster game, recording 14 points and 16 rebounds on the way to a double double. Nia Jordan, Briana Cypress and Zoey Shoemaker combined for 31 points for the Phoenix on the day.
Friends Select opened their season with an impressive 51-40 win over Franklin Towne Charter. Camryn Harvie poured in 19 points and took in 11 rebounds for the Falcons. Amaia Collins also had a big game with 18 points, 5 assists and 5 steals.
The Falcons took the second game of the tournament with a 52-31 win over Mercy Career Tech. Collins scored 15 points and was named Tournament MVP. Hannah Sieg recorded a triple double with 12 points, 14 rebounds and 11 steals. She also had 8 assists, two shy of a quadruple double!
Germantown Friends got a win this week over Cristo Rey with a 40-18 score. Corin Grady led the way for the Tigers with 15 points.
The Tigers continued their winning ways with a 34-20 win over Parkway Northwest. Maya Keren led all scorers with 12 points.
On Saturday the Tigers lost in the championship game of the Germantown Community Tournament to Bodine by a score of 24-20.
George School opened up this week in winning fashion with a 45-39 victory over Princeton Day School. Courtney Heffelfinger went 4 for 6 from downtown and finished with 12 points.
The Shipley School took its first loss of the year at Germantown Academy by a score of 47-55 to the host school. The Gators led most of the way but GA outscored them 14-4 in the 4th quarter. Anna Camden led the way for the Gators with 19 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks. Sanaa Redmond added 14 points and 11 rebounds on the night.
In the second game of the tournament Shipley ran away from Lawrenceville Prep by a 56-33 score. Camden and Redmond each scored 20 points on the game. Camden also collected 17 rebounds and was named to the All Tournament Team.
Westtown took down Nazareth Academy 39-29 earlier this week. JoJo Lacey registered a double double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
On the next evening the Moose took a tough loss at Penn Charter, 46-52 to the tournament host. Westtown led at half 26-22, but could not hold on against the Quakers. Halle Brown had 14 points with three 3-point field goals. Amaya Douglas added 13 points for the Moose. Lacey finished with 10 points and 7 rebounds.
This past weekend five FSL Girls Basketball Teams took the floor in the 1st Annual FSL vs. Inter Ac Challenge. The event was held at The Shipley School and Baldwin School and matched five inter Ac Schools against five FSL schools for two games each on the weekend. Participating for the FSL were Abington Friends, Germantown Friends, Friends’ Central, Shipley and Westtown.
Several other games were on the schedule for this past week as FSL hoops was back in action. Take a look!
Abington Friends took the floor on Friday against a tough Germantown Academy team. Abington controlled the 1st quarter and was very impressive with an 18-7 lead after one. At half the Roos still held a 29-28 advantage on last year’s state finalist. The game was tight the whole way and 8th grade point guard Mihjae Hayes hit a 3 to force overtime. Unfortunately, GA took the overtime 11-4 and finished the game on top of the Roos 69-62. Paige Mott finished the game with 22 points and Hayes added 20.
Saturday saw Abington take on Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in the 2nd of the FSL vs. Inter Ac Challenge. Again AFS was in a tight game throughout and fell just short to SCH by a score of 53-40. Scoring for the Roos were Mott with 12 points and Zaniyyah Ross-Barnes with 9.
The Lions started their season at the George School on December 1st. They dropped the first game of the year by a score of 40-13. Hannah Klippenstein led the way with 5 points.
ANC rebounded with a good win against Solebury School on Saturday. Allaina Brock poured in 11 points in the victory.
Friends’ Central opened the FSL vs. Inter Ac Challenge against one of the host schools, Baldwin. FCS jumped out to a 17-8 lead after one and never looked back. They held on to win 45-41 at Baldwin. Scoring for the Phoenix were Nia Jordan with 17 points and Raanee Smith with 11.
FCS played the second game of the weekend against Germantown Academy at The Shipley School. FCS hung with the previous year’s state finalist for the 1st half and went into the break down 12. GA went on an offensive explosion in the 2nd half that led them to an 81-43 victory. The Phoenix were led by Jordan who went for 20 points. Smith added 11.
Germantown Friends kicked off their season with a game against The Hun School on 11/28. Hun won the contest 49-27, but GFS got a strong performance from Corin Grady with 13 points.
GFS continued its season against Springside Chestnut Hill on Friday in the FSL vs. Inter Ac Challenge. GFS fell short against a strong SCH team which won both games in the challenge. Finishing with 7 points was Grady to lead the way for the Tigers.
On Saturday GFS took on Baldwin in the 2nd game of the weekend. GFS played stingy defense only allowing 34 points in the game, unfortunately, they lost the game 34-13 to a worthy Inter Ac opponent. Maya Keren and Gigi Guida both chipped in with 4 points in the contest.
The George School has started out 2-0 this season. They got the best of ANC on 12/1 with a 40-13 victory. They followed that performance up with a 44-32 win against Cristo Rey.
The Shipley School started the weekend off against Episcopal Academy on Friday night. The Gators got off to a hot shooting start and EA was never able to recover. Shipley won the night in a 68-40 rout. Three Gators had big nights with Anna Camden leading the way with 21, Lauren Ross with 20 and Sanaa Redmond with 19.
The Gators took on a very formidable Penn Charter team on Saturday night. The game was low scoring but Shipley managed a 47-29 victory behind a 30-point performance by Ross.
Westtown opened play this weekend against a physical Penn Charter team. Westtown dominated the 1st half with a 29-11 lead. Penn Charter did their best to get back in the game but Westtown kept them at distance and won 47-38. Leading the way for Westtown was Halle Brown with 16 points and JoJo Lacey with 12.
Westtown’s second game of the weekend was against another feisty opponent in Episcopal Academy. It was a close game the whole way but EA managed to sneak out a 43-36 win over Westtown. Lacey registered double digits with 12 points for Westtown.