2016-17 Fitch Girls’ Basketball Preview

Fitch lost two seniors from a team which finished with 14 wins.

2016-17 Fitch Girls’ Basketball Preview
Head Coach: Dan Schnurrenberger, 1st season
2015-16 Record: 14-9

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2015-16 Team Stats
Scoring Offense: 51.0
Scoring Defense: 47.4
Rebounding: 34.0
Field Goal Percentage: 42.1%
Three-Point Percentage: 26.8%
Free Throw Percentage: 52.9%

2015-16 Results
Kent Roosevelt 68 Falcons 59*
Falcons 58 Boardman 49
Falcons 68 Canfield 62
Falcons 51 Mooney 46
Howland 51 Falcons 38
Falcons 45 Struthers 44
Falcons 68 Lakeside 35
Falcons 84 East 37
Falcons 57 Harding 40
Falcons 51 Boardman 48
Canfield 61 Falcons 47
Falcons 50 Salem 44
Hudson 63 Falcons 58
Falcons 81 Liberty 38
West Branch 49 Falcons 40
Falcons 72 Struthers 27
Lakeview 56 Falcons 55
Howland 63 Falcons 53
Milford 57 Falcons 41
Falcons 84 Lakeside 24
Falcons 59 East 33
Falcons 51 Harding 42
Jackson 53 Falcons 46
*-Post-Season

Returning Statistical Leaders
Scoring: Allexis Sallee – 13.8
Rebounding: Sabria Hunter – 9.3
Assists: Allexis Sallee – 4.4
Field Goal Percentage: Natalie Lynn – 47.9%
Three-Point Percentage: Allexis Sallee – 28.7%
Free Throw Percentage: Natalie Lynn – 62.2%

2016-17 Schedule
Nov. 29 – Hubbard, 7
Dec. 1 – at Liberty, 7
Dec. 7 – Struthers, 7
Dec. 10 – at Struthers, 3
Dec. 14 – Boardman, 7
Dec. 17 – Canfield, 2:30
Dec. 21 – Warren Harding, 7
Dec. 29 – at Hudson, 6:30
Jan. 4 – Lakeview, 7
Jan. 7 – at Howland, 1
Jan. 11 – at Poland, 7
Jan. 14 – Jackson, 2:30
Jan. 18 – at East, 2:30
Jan. 25 – at Boardman, 7
Jan. 28 – at Canfield, 7
Jan. 30 – West Branch, 7
Feb. 1 – at Warren Harding, 7
Feb. 6 – East, 7
Feb. 8 – at Lakeview, 7
Feb. 11 – Howland, 2:30
Feb. 15 – Cardinal Mooney, 7

Key Returnees
With only losing two players to graduation (Madison Scrocco and Taylor Franczkowski) – Allexis Sallee, Natalie Lynn, and Mikaela Hibbs – all seniors – will lead the Lady Falcons into the 2016-17 season. Sallee – a 4-year letter winner – put together a solid junior campaign as she averaged 13.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists. Lynn scored 7.5 points and hauled down 6.1 boards throughout the season. Junior Camryn Constance also returns after averaging 5.0 points per contest. Sophomore Sabia Hunter will looked upon to duplicate the success she saw last season when she almost averaged a double-double per contest (13.2 ppg, 9.3 rpg). She blocked 3 shots a game (2.9), which included a 11 block performance against Boardman on January 13.

Outlook
First-year head coach Dan Schnurrenberger takes over for Stacie Cepin – who had led Fitch for the last six seasons. With the group Schnurrenberger has returning, the future appears bright on Falcon Drive. “The girls have been committed and are extremely excited to get the season rolling,” says Schnurrenberger. “With our main gym flooding and limited gym space – we really took advantage of the opportunity to get into excellent basketball shape. We have done a lot of cardio as well as weight lifting. Like most coaches, I have high expectations for this group.”

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