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Season in review: Girls Basketball

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Brownstown has historic season while Vandals and Cougars showcase young talent

By Andrew Harner

For the first time in seven years, the Brownstown High School girls basketball team finished at .500, with a 12-12 mark.

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Five different players – each of the starters – led the Lady Bombers in scoring at least once, with seniors Abby Hill (11 times) and Kel-C Sefton (six times) doing it most often.

Senior Morgan Myers (four), senior Brooke Maxey (three) and sophomore Megan Maxey (one) were the others.

Naturally, Hill and Sefton ended the season as Brownstown's scoring leaders, posting 11.2 and  9.3 points per game, respectively.

The starting five combined to average 43.1 of Brownstown's 46.5 points per game.

Losing four senior starters, along with Emily Petersen, will leave the Lady Bombers with a thin squad for next season, but there is some promise.

Freshman Molly Hill played well off the bench, scoring two points per game and grabbing nearly one steal per game.

Sophomore Savannah Feezel also played every game off the bench.

The Lady Vandals, meanwhile, were a very improved team, doubling their 2009-10 win total by posting a 10-16 record.

It'd be hard to double up again in 2011-12, but adding another five or so is a realistic possibility.

Vandalia will return leading scorers Haley Wollerman and Amber Bruno next season, and both players should have even more scoring opportunities because freshman Megan Godoyo will likely play point guard next season, which will open up more 3-point shots for Wollerman and Bruno.

Six-foot junior Hannah Edwards will once again give the Lady Vandals a strong inside presence.

The Lady Vandals will lose with seniors Amy Walton, who was a threat to do almost anything the team needed, and Megan Shreve, who was a key role player and leader.

At South Central, the Lady Cougars are in full-blown rebuilding mode.

The team lost a tremendous senior class a year ago and dropped from 18-7 to 4-17 this season. One of those wins, however, did come during the regional tournament.

Leading scorer, senior Ashley Pollard, was a big part of the limited success this season, and she will be sorely missed by the program. Haley Rambo also completed her career.

Juniors Alexis Phillips and Tori Logue will lead the way next season, and the current sophomore and freshmen classes in limited time showed that they can play at the varsity level.