2015-16 Louisville’s Girls Basketball Preview

2015-16 Louisville Leopards’ Girls’ Basketball Preview
Head Coach: Garee McCully, 7th season (80-52)
Record: 13-10 (9-5), 3rd place in Northeastern Buckeye Conference

Season in Review
In 2014-15, the Lady Leopards improved upon their win total from the year prior (7) by six victories (13). Louisville finished the season with a 7-3 record at home. The Leopards have finished with a losing record in league play just once over the last thirteen seasons (2002-03).

2014-15 Team Stats
Scoring Offense: 49.0
Scoring Defense: 46.0
Rebounding: 29.4
Field Goal Percentage: 34.8%
Three Point Percentage: 23.2%
Free Throw Percentage: 67.6%
Turnovers: 16.0

2014-15 Northeastern Buckeye Conference Standings
League Record
West Branch – 14-0
Carrollton – 12-2
Louisville – 9-5
Minerva – 7-7
Salem – 6-8
Marlington – 5-9
Canton South – 3-11
Alliance – 0-14

Recent NBC Champions
2014-15: West Branch (14-0)
2013-14: Carrollton (14-0)
2012-13: Louisville (12-2) & West Branch (12-2)
2011-12: Louisville (13-1)
2010-11: Louisville (12-2)

Key Losses
None

Key Returnees
Sarah Lairson scored a team-high 306 points last season (13.3) and made 74.2% of her free throws (66-89). Abby Beaver averaged 8.8 points as she dished out 4 assists per outing. Beaver connected on 80.9% of her free throws (55-68). Sabryna Benzel scored 6.2 points and snagged 7.4 rebounds. Emily Hollifield was able to score 7.3 points last season as well.

Sabryna Benzel (5’9/Sr.)
Emily Hollifield (5’7/Sr.)
Grace Jackson (5’7/Sr.)
Abby Beaver (5’3/Jr.)
Sarah Lairson (5’9/Jr.)

2015-16 Schedule
Nov. 21 – GlenOak, 2:30
Nov. 24 – at Lake, 7:30
Nov. 28 – Salem, 1:30
Dec. 5 – at West Branch, 1:30
Dec. 10 – at Massillon, 7:30
Dec. 12 – at Alliance, 1:30
Dec. 16 – at Marlington, 7:30
Dec. 19 – Minerva, 1:30
Dec. 23 – at Canton South, 7:30
Jan. 2 – Carrollton, 1:30
Jan. 6 – Canfield, 7:30
Jan. 9 – at Salem, 1:30
Jan. 13 – West Branch, 7:30
Jan. 16 – Alliance, 1:30
Jan. 20 – Tallmadge, 7:30
Jan. 23 – Marlington, 1:30
Jan. 27 – at Minerva, 7:30
Jan. 30 – Canton South, 1:30
Feb. 1 – at New Philadelphia, 7:30
Feb. 3 – at Carrollton, 7:30
Feb. 8 – Green, 7:30
Feb. 10 – Canton Central Catholic, 7:30

Post-Season History
State Championships: None
Regional Championships: None
…The Lady Leopards have not won a playoff game since 2011.

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