Democrat Photo by Rob Potter
THESE CAMPERS WON the Coachess Awards, Most Improved Player Awards and Most Valuable Player Awards for their respective age groups. Sitting in the front row, from left to right, are Diana Presti, Madison Levine and Prescilla Presti. In the middle row are Nicole Rupert, Erika Schmidt and Stephany Salva. In the back row are Molly Krivit, Patti Knack and Megan Ellison.
A Success at SCCC
By Rob Potter
LOCH SHELDRAKE July 22, 2005 Dozens of girls from Sullivan County learned more about the game of basketball last week.
More than 30 girls between the ages of 7 and 17 attended Sullivan County Community Colleges 2005 Summer Basketball Camp at the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse.
From Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 15, the young players completed dribbling and passing drills, shot free throws and 3-pointers and played several 1-on-1, 2-on-2 and 3-on-3 games.
Leading the camp was Paul Clune, who is the head coach of the SCCC Lady Generals. Assisting Clune in running the camp were Gabe Abbott, Bryan Bury, Troy Nowlin and Jennifer Wright.
We had fun this week, Clune said. We taught a lot of the fundamentals of the game and we wanted the kids to have a good time as well.
Clune added that each of the camp attendees received a certificate for participating, an evaluation form listing their strong points as well as some aspects of the game they should work on and a basketball fundamentals booklet.
At Friday afternoons awards ceremony, many of the girls were presented with trophies and achievement awards.
The campers were divided into three age groups: 7 to 9, 10 to 13 and 14 to 17. The coach of each age group gave out a Coaches Award, Hustle Award, Most Improved Player Award and Most Valuable Player Award.
Those award winners were as follows:
Ages 7-9: Coaches Award Madison Levine, Hustle Award Diane Evans and Ella Kleinberger; MIP Prescilla Presti, MVP Diana Presti.
Ages 10-13: Coaches Award Nicole Rupert, Hustle Award Olivia Brown, MIP Stephany Salva, MVP Erika Schmidt.
Ages 14-17: Coaches Award Patti Knack, Hustle Award Lindsey Bauer, MIP Molly Krivit, MVP Megan Ellison.
Other camp awards included:
1-on-1 Champions 1. Ella Kleinberger, 2. Angelique Ramos, 3. Megan Ellison.
2-on-2 Champions 1. Ella Kleinberger and Prescilla Presti, 2. Olivia Baum and Erika Schmidt, 3. Kelly Darbee and Molly Krivit.
3-on-3 Champions 1. Diane Evans, Ella Kleinberger and Diana Presti, 2. Olivia Baum, Victoria Baum, Nicole Rupert and Katie Sicina, 3. Lindsey Bauer, Patti Knack, Molly Krivit and Brittany Rennison.
3-point Shootout 1. Victoria Baum, 2. Megan Ellison.
Free Throws 1. Ella Kleinberger, 2. Victoria Baum, 3. Megan Ellison.
Hot Shot 1. Diana Presti, 2. Katie Sicina, 3. Molly Krivit.
Knockout Champion 1. Madison Levine and Priscilla Presti, 2. Stephanie Hauschild, 3.Molly Krivit.
Musical Chairs 1. Diane Evans.