Winter sports update: Women’s basketball

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Hannah Miller

Senior Cassie Piper brings the ball up the court during a recent home game.

Caleb Land, Sports Editor

Current varsity record: 12-5 (as of Jan. 16)

Highlights: Senior Justis Gordon scored her 1,000th career point earlier in the season. Head Coach Mrs. Lisa Finn wrote in an email, “We have gotten important contributions from all players, we have beaten some really good teams and show signs of improvement in all areas of our game and program.”

Key upcoming games: After last week’s City tournament, which was played in the Welch Activity Center and including a championship game lost to Heritage Christian, the Irish end their regular season with four road games: Jan. 21 at  Avon, Jan. 24 at Triton Central, Jan. 28 at Carmel and Jan. 31 at Marion.

Coach’s comments: Finn said, “We continue to focus on our defense and giving great effort. On the offensive side of things, we need to handle the ball and turn it over less. We have also struggled with our overall shooting percentage and finishing, so we have committed to an extra half hour of shooting each day to help with this. Once everything comes together, we could be a really good team and are hoping to peak at the right time. 

Sectional: The team opens Sectional play during the week of Feb. 3, with Arsenal Tech hosting.