2015-16 McDonald Girls’ Basketball Preview

2015-16 McDonald Blue Devils’ Girls’ Basketball Preview
Head Coach: Amy Dolsak, 4th season
Record: 11-11 (8-6), ITCL Lower Tier

Season in Review
Last season, McDonald closed out the league schedule with an 8-6 record. However, the Lady Devils finished the season with an even 11-11 mark after their disappointing Sectional Semifinal loss to Lordstown – 43-40.

Key Returnees
McDonald has a wealth of experience coming back this season plus a ton of young talent. Coach Amy Dolsak points to three upper classmen as the foundation of a bright future for the Lady Blue Devils. Sara Joseph averaged 18 points while hauling down 7 rebounds (3 assists, 3 steals) per game. Brenna Rupe scored 10 points and was able to pull down 6 boards. Junior Samantha Homa almost averaged a double-double for the season as she snagged 7 rebounds and scored 8 points per contest.

Heidi Hoffman (Sr.)
Sara Joseph (Sr.)
Brenna Rupe (Sr.)
Haleigh Smith (Sr.)
Sierra Welch (Sr.)
Samantha Homa (Jr.)
Sam Stitt (Jr.)
Tori Thorne (Jr.)
Hannah Donkers (So.)
Abbie Matig (So.)
Britney Smith (So.)
Katie Donkers (Fr.)
Caitlynne McMinn (Fr.)
Olivia Perry (Fr.)
Jenna Simmons (Fr.)
Emily Treharn (Fr.)
Julia Williams (Fr.)

2015-16 Schedule
Nov. 20 – at Springfield, 7:30
Nov. 23 – at United, 7:30
Nov. 30 – Columbiana, 7:30
Dec. 3 – Lisbon, 7:30
Dec. 7 – Southern, 7:30
Dec. 10 – at Lowellville, 7:30
Dec. 14 – Crestview, 7:30
Dec. 17 – at Mineral Ridge, 7:30
Dec. 19 – Girard, 7:30
Dec. 21 – at Leetonia, 7:30
Dec. 28 – at Lordstown, 7:30
Jan. 7 – Jackson-Milton, 7:30
Jan. 9 – at Wellsville, 6
Jan. 11 – at Western Reserve, 7:30
Jan. 14 – Sebring, 7:30
Jan. 21 – Lowellville, 7:30
Jan. 23 – at East Palestine, 7:30
Jan. 25 – Mineral Ridge, 7:30
Jan. 28 – at Jackson-Milton, 7:30
Feb. 1 – Western Reserve, 7:30
Feb. 4 – at Sebring, 7:30
Feb. 6 – Heartland Christian, 1

Post-Season History
State Championships: None
Regional Championships: 1 (1991)
…McDonald has lost their last six playoff games since they reached the Hubbard District Final in 2010 (lost to Lowellville, 54-53).

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