Queens of the Court
by Rachel Gorjanc, Staff Writer
Months of pre-season training and long, grueling practices are finally paying off for the girls varsity basketball team. The girls finished the regular season with a stellar 13-7 record and an 8-2 record in the C.V.C. Also, for the first time in five years, the girls conquered the conference, sharing the C.V.C. title with Perry High School.
The lady Wolverines certainly pleased the crowds this season with hard fought games against Perry, Chagrin Falls, and Orange. Sophomore Amanda Flowers came out a hero when the girls hosted Orange at home. Flowers, better known as Flo to her teammates, hit the tying three point shot with two seconds remaining to keep the girls in the game for a second overtime.
In addition to Flowers stardom, The Plain Dealer recognized senior captains Julie Murawski and Kristen Chapic, along with junior Katie Kleinknecht and sophomore Flowers, as student-athletes of the week.
The girls were seeded fourth in the post-season playoffs in their Division II district. They played Geneva at Ashtabula Edgewood on Saturday, February 28th in the second round of the playoffs, winning 46-33; in that game they set a post-season record by giving up only three points in the first half of the game. The lady Wolverines then moved on to districts, as they won the sectional tournament that Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately the girls season came to an end in the district semi-final game against Lake Catholic on Thursday March 4th at Ashtabula Edgewood. Although they fell short of the post-season goal, the girls had a successful season nonetheless.