|12/14/2012 12:06:00 PM|
Basketball preview: St. Mary's Medford girls
|St. Mary’s, Medford, girls basketball schedule|
|Dec. 21-22 — Bandon Dunes Holiday Invitational |
Dec. 29 — away vs. Yreka
Jan. 4 — home vs. Lost River
Jan. 8 — home vs. Rogue River
Jan. 11 — away vs. Lakeview
Jan. 18 — home vs. Illinois Valley
Jan 22 — away vs. Bonanza
Jan. 25 — away vs. Rogue River
Jan. 29 — home vs. Lakeview
Feb. 1 — away vs. Cascade Christian
Feb. 5 — away vs. Illinois Valley
Feb. 8 — home vs. Chiloquin
MEDFORD — The girl Crusaders of St. Mary's here embark on a new era with the promotion of Richard Vasey from JV coach to head of varsity. Vasey has an extensive backbround in coaching and will provide a seamless transition for the girls, who finished last year with an 18-8 record and an appearance in the OSAA state playoffs.
This year's squad looks to improve on that mark as they return their entire roster from last year. Heading up the Crusaders for this season include 2012 Southern Cascade League all-star guards Emily Alvarez and Rose Alvarez, wing Lillian Martin, and posts Nina Console and Alex DeBoer. Filling out the roster are Mary Eaton, Elise Vasey, Sarah Ramsay, Viv Juncal, and MaryBeth Barnum.
The team has a much more challenging schedule this year with a full slate of 24 games including appearances in two 4A tournaments and a 3A tournament all before the holiday break.