2015-16 Commodore Perry Girls’ Basketball Preview

2015-16 Commodore Perry Panthers’ Girls’ Basketball Preview
Head Coach: Bob Messina, 9th season
Record: 17-7 (6-4), T-2nd in Region 1 (A)

Season in Review
After closing out the 2014-15 regular season with a 16-6 mark, the Lady Panthers knocked off Reynolds 48-44 in overtime in the District 10 quarterfinals before falling to Cochranton in the semifinal round (46-37).

2014-15 District 10 Region 1 Standings
League Record
Kennedy Catholic – 10-0
Commodore Perry – 6-4
Rocky Grove – 6-4
Reynolds – 4-6
Farrell – 4-6
Jamestown – 0-10

Key Losses
Alexis Nagy
Devon Sernik (point guard)

Key Returnees
Coach Bob Messina views his team as a strong candidate to compete for the Region championship again. “We are an experienced team,” says Messina. “Our top five scorers and top two rebounders (are) back this year. Stephanie Vaughn (Region 1 Co-player of the year, scored 360 points) can play three positions so she can be a tough match(up) for teams. Shae Grinnell (scored 267 points) is the spark plug of the team, she runs the floor well which leads to a lot of fast break points. Sarah Nagy (scored 173 points) and Brittany Shrock (scored 199 points) are versatile forwards that can score from inside and outside.” Messina points out that finding replacements for his two graduates will be key. “Depth will be an issue as we will need some younger players to step up and be ready for varsity action. We don’t have a whole lot of size to match up with some of the other teams in our Region so we will have to play good team defense and box out well to make up for our lack of size.”

Shae Grinnell (5’4/Sr)
Sarah Nagy (5’8/Sr)
Shayne Stringert (5’7/Sr)
Stephanie Vaughn (5’10/Sr)
Brittany Shrock (5’7/Jr)
Kate Wikosz (5’11/So)

2015-16 Schedule
Dec. 4 – at Iroquois
Dec. 5 – Cranberry
Dec. 8 – Lakeview
Dec. 11 – at Greenville
Dec. 14 – Sharon
Dec. 18 – at Seneca
Dec. 22 – at Meadville
Dec. 29 – Jared Snyder Memorial Christmas Tournament
Dec. 30 – Jared Snyder Memorial Christmas Tournament
Jan. 5 – at Lakeview
Jan. 8 – Seneca
Jan. 11 – at Reynolds
Jan. 14 – Kennedy Catholic
Jan. 18 – at Jamestown
Jan. 21 – Farrell
Jan. 25 – Rocky Grove
Jan. 28 – Reynolds
Feb. 1 – at Kennedy Catholic
Feb. 4 – Jamestown
Feb. 5 – at Tidioute Community Charter
Feb. 8 – at Farrell
Feb. 11 – at Rocky Grove

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