2015-16 Howland Girls’ Basketball Preview

2015-16 Howland Tigers Girls’ Basketball Preview
Head Coach: John Diehl, 22nd season at Howland (321-163)
Record: 18-5 (7-3), AAC Red
5-Year Winning Percentage: 73.3%

Season in Review
Despite Howland’s sectional semifinal loss to Walsh Jesuit (60-42) in late February, the Tigers had much to be optimistic about moving forward. Sara Price scored the most points in school history by a sophomore (459). The team made 105 three-point shots and junior Tori Rappach connected on 89 of 166 long distance attempts, making 9 in one game against Niles last year.

2014-15 Team Stats
Scoring Offense: 58.7
Rebounds: 29.6
Free Throw Percentage: 60.2%
Field Goal Percentage: 45.7%
Three-Point Percentage: 42.5%

Key Losses
Lexi Ross (7.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg)
Trisha Ginnis (7.8 ppg)
Jada Pagan (3.5 ppg)

Key Returnees
The team’s junior center Sara Price has been recruited and offered by many Division I schools after averaging 20 points per game and 8.5 rebounds as a sophomore. Tori Rappach (10.3 ppg) shot 53.6% on 166 attempts from beyond the three-point arc last year. “We have scoring back and experience,” says coach John Diehl. “We have a lack of height and rebounding.”

Tori Rappach (5’3/SR)
Taylor Drass (5’5/SR)
Sara Price (6’1/JR)
Izzy Albrecht (5’5/JR)
Samarra Caffey (6’0/JR)
Amber Rodriguez (5’5/JR)
Tyra Marrs (5’6/JR)
Alexis Willoughby (5’8/JR)
Serenna Campbell (5’10/JR)
Mackenzie Maze (5’6/SO)
Leah Pollifrone (5’4/SO)
Kendyl Buckley (5’9/SO)
Gabby Hartzell (5’8/SO)
Karsyn Berk (5’11/SO)

2015-16 Schedule
Nov. 20 – at Steubenville, 6
Nov. 23 – at East, 5:30
Nov. 27 – Lakeview, 4:30 (Toni Ross Spirt)
Nov. 28 – TBA (Toni Ross Spirit)
Dec. 2 – Jefferson, 5:30
Dec. 9 – at Canfield, 5:30
Dec. 12 – Boardman, 11:30
Dec. 16 – at Fitch, 5:30
Dec. 19 – at Poland, 12
Dec. 23 – Lakeside, 5:30
Dec. 28 – at Madison, 5
Dec. 30 – Kenston, 5:30
Jan. 4 – Niles, 5:30
Jan. 9 – East, 11:30
Jan. 13 – at Lakeside, 5:30
Jan. 20 – Warren Harding, 11:30
Jan. 23 – Canfield, 11:30
Jan. 27 – at Boardman, 5:30
Jan. 30 – Fitch, 11:30
Feb. 1 – at Warren Harding, 5:30
Feb. 10 – Geneva, 5:30

Post-Season History
State Championships: None
Regional Championships: None
…Howland has not won a post-season game since 2012, the year they advanced to the District Final.

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