Carey girls head
into new cage season
Will host Northside
tourney in 2002
first-year head coach Greg Carlson, the Carey School girls’ varsity
basketball team will be looking to surprise some people in the tough
Northside Conference battles.
18-game regular-season campaign opened Tuesday night with home games
against Hansen. The Panthers have seven of their 10 home games before
a lot in basketball, especially when you don’t have a lot of height.
That’s exactly the situation Carey is facing with a new group that needs
to learn how to score.
girls are extremely fast and are pretty good shooters," said Carlson,
who coached the Panther junior varsity to second place in the Northside JV
tourney last winter.
a lot. The Panthers graduated Jesse Rathke (11.9 ppg), Megan Peterson,
Dawn Simmons and Erika Shaffer. Together they supplied nearly 80% of the
Carlson takes over a Carey varsity that went 8-13 last winter and missed
qualifying for the state tourney with a 42-27 loss to Hagerman.
Panthers lacked consistency, winning two games in a row only once. And
they lost to Dietrich four times, including twice in the Northside
Sub-District meet at ISDB.
January, the Northside tourney will be held on the Carey hardwoods.
seniors return from last year’s varsity squad.
point guard Julie Royal (4.1 ppg), point guard/wing Amy Rivera, wing Karen
Patterson, wing Annette Peck and wing Terra Hansen.
provide most of the height with low posts Ginger Bingham, Jesse Molyneux,
Laren Peterson and Pamela Reay plus wing Lindsay Fiscus.
sophomore, 6-0 Sarah Lynn Shaffer, could also help out later in the
Molyneux were the big Carey scorers during the JV tournament, which
featured a 50-37 win over Shoshone and a thrilling 45-42 overtime loss to
The Community School in the finale.
and Jesse work well together down low," said Carlson. "And we
have outside shooters in Julie Royal and Laren Peterson."
always seeking to improve its outside shooting, will run a flex offense
relying on low post play. The team speed will dictate its defensive
strategy, mostly man-to-man with some pressing action.
Shoshone (26-1 in 2001, fourth place in state) and Dietrich (20-8, state
consolation champ) to dominate the Northside, as they’ve done since
County and The Community School should also provide a challenge in the
six-team Northside Conference varsity league, Carlson said.
new junior varsity coach is Amy Bovey.