2015-16 Harding Girls’ Basketball Preview

2015-16 Warren Harding Raiders Girls’ Basketball Preview
Head Coach: Frank Caputo, 4th season
Record: 11-11 (3-7), AAC Red Division

Season in Review
In 2014-15, the Lady Raiders saw an increase in wins (11) by three from the year prior (8). Coach Frank Caputo’s team began the season with a 7-3 record. However, faltered in the second half before bowing out of the North Canton Sectional to Jackson (48-25). In Caputo’s three years at the helm of Harding basketball, his team has lost to the eventual district champion each year or to the district finalist.

2014-15 Team Stats
Scoring Offense: 52.1
Scoring Defense: 46.1
Rebounds: 32.2
Free Throw Percentage: 52.0%
Field Goal Percentage: 37.9%
Three-Point Percentage: 29.7%

Key Losses
Chelsea Dipaolo (11.9 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.6 apg)
Alasjia Dykes (15.1 ppg, 3.5 rpg)

Key Returnees
Replacing Alasjia Dykes and Chelsea Dipaolo will be a difficult task; however, having Shymara Dykes and Gariana Bercheni back in the fold is a good start in the right direction for the program. Dykes averaged 8.6 points and 4.4 rebounds during the regular season last winter. Bercheni filled the stat sheet with 4.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists. Jazmine Harrison scored 3.7 points per game as a junior.

Gariana Bercheni (Sr.)
Taya Binford (Sr.)
Shymara Dykes (Sr.)
Dariann Evans (Sr.)
Jazmine Harrison (Sr.)
Sarah Smith (Sr.)
Aunjanae Warfield (Sr)
Kia Allen (Jr.)
Chardonnay Burke (Jr.)
Joe’l Moss (Jr.)

2015-16 Schedule
Nov. 23 – at Boardman, 7
Nov. 28 – Canfield, 7
Dec. 2 – Fitch, 7
Dec. 9 – at East, 7
Dec. 12 – Lakeside, 2:30
Dec. 16 – Niles, 7
Dec. 19 – Hubbard, 2:30
Dec. 21 – Farrell, 7
Dec. 23 – at Hoover, 7:30
Jan. 4 – Lakeview, 7
Jan. 6 – at Howland, 7
Jan. 9 – Boardman, 2:30
Jan. 13 – at Canfield, 7
Jan. 16 – at Fitch, 2:30
Jan. 23 – East, 2:30
Jan. 27 – at Lakeside, 7
Feb. 1 – Howland, 7
Feb. 3 – at Struthers, 7
Feb. 6 – John Hay, 2:30
Feb. 13 – at Mooney, 2

Post-Season History
State Championships: None
Regional Championships: None
…Harding has not won a playoff game since 2011, the last time they were able to advance to the districts.

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