By Frank Rizzo
March 23, 2001:
711 overall, 48 OCIAA Division III
Guard Crystal Forget
Guard Cindy Jessup
Forward Deirdre Smith
Forward Shannon Dietrich
Center Brady Dollard
The team chemistry was nice this year, said coach Karen Atack. We had a good group of kids who were enjoyable to coach and liked each other.
She added: Another highlight was a [63-60] win over Florida in overtime [on January 26]. We ran a perfect fast break and the way I was screaming the kids thought we had won a championship. That was an exciting game.
Losing six straight to end the season and not making sectionals, according to Atack.
Deirdre Smith scored 325 points and averaged 18.1 per game with a season-high of 31 and a field goal percentage of 42. Brady Dollard averaged 10 ppg.
Again, Smith and Dollard paced the Lady Panthers, averaging 8.4 and 6.1 per game.
Cindy Jessup led the team with 57 assists while Crystal Forget added 45. Smith had 55 steals to top the list.
MVP/Most Improved Player:
Atack said she never picks a team most valuable player, but noted that Smith was the most productive player and most improved.
Compared to last season and even the beginning of this one Deirdre came a long way, Atack noted.
Atack also cited soph Shannon Dietrich, who won a starting spot despite never having played organized basketball before.