Basketball (Girls V)

Girls Basketball Off and Running

By Micah Wolfe | Nov 9, 2023 6:02 PM

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The CCHS Warrior girls basketball team embarked on the 2023-24 season on Tuesday, November 7 on the road against Shortridge. Unfortunately, Covenant fell short, 37-34 against the Blue Devils, but they showed some signs of being dangerous down the road. Vivian Haffner and Jenna Rademacher both sank three 3-pointers a piece, matching each other for scoring leader with 9 points. Junior point guard Avery Reichart was close behind with 8. Reichart, Haffner, Rademacher along with senior Lila Mattick and sophomore Emi Flatt are doing much of the heavy lifting in the early going of the season. The team looks forward to the return of the injured junior, Julia Hoffman, who started both her freshman and sophomore seasons and will bring a lot of experience on the floor. Expect to see senior De'Vyne Wills and juniors Lilly Armstrong, Maddy Howard, and Milan Loy-Dawson in the rotation as well. The Warriors will have their work cut out for them in their final season as participants in the Circle City Conference, and they will face the added challenge of being undersized against every opponent. What they lack in size, they hope to make up for in quickness, hustle, and grit. Entering his fourth season as head coach, Dan Nietz is working hard to help his team win the mental battles to help with the physical battles on the court. The team is focusing heavily on having a positive outlook and mentality so they can be ready for whatever comes their way throughout the season. Nietz is excited to have a new JV coach join the staff in Cortney Foreman. Cortney has extensive experience as a player and coach and is already raising the bar for the program and getting the JV players ready for the next level. The Warriors start with a slew of road games against Roncalli (11/9), Sheridan (11/16), and Beech Grove (11/18) before their first home game against rival Speedway on Tuesday, November 21. Stay tuned for more updates throughout the season!