Winter sports update: Women’s basketball


Jonas Hollis

Senior Clara Lee looks to inbound the ball during the women’s varsity basketball home opener.

Megaphone Staff

Current varsity record: 3-3 (as of Dec. 2)

Season highlights: The Irish beat their crosstown rival, Bishop Chatard, in the annual Thanksgiving Eve game.

Key upcoming games: The team plays at Guerin Catholic on Dec. 8, with the JV game tipping off at 6 p.m. followed by the varsity at 7:30. The Irish host Lafayette Central Catholic on Dec. 12, with the JV game at noon and the varsity at 1:30. On Dec. 19, Heritage Christian visits the Welch Activity Center, with the JV contest beginning at noon and the varsity getting underway at 1:30 p.m.

From Head Coach Mrs. Lisa Finn: The Irish are led by five senior veterans this season (Nyla Bingham, Caroline Cline, Courtney Fields, Mia Finn and Clara Lee). Other varsity members are juniors Katie Bremer and Darryn Ely as well as sophomores Kendal Bolen and Cat Madden. Finn wrote in an email, “We continue to play a tough schedule in preparation for our post season. We have been missing players here and there due to the success of the (women’s) soccer team and Covid-19 quarantine. We are making the most of it and as we all play and practice more together, things will fall into place. All of the girls are hard workers and they will see their hard work pay off as we get deeper into the season. I believe we can play with any team we will face this year.”

Finn also noted several statistical leaders at this point in the season: Fields is averaging 18 points, three assists, and three rebounds per game; Bremer is averaging 12 points and six rebounds per game; Cline is averaging nine points and four rebounds per game; Finn is averaging seven points and nine rebounds per game.