They're shooting for 1,000 points
Pennsville senior Dawn Curry, a 5-foot-5 guard, is on pace to join the 1,000-point club. She's a 100-goal scorer in soccer, too. . . . Overbrook has a couple of 1,000-point possibilities in 6-1 senior Latonya Oliver and 5-3 senior Ashley Certo. They averaged about 13 and 12 points a game last season, respectively, and will need to bump that number to 16 or 17 to reach it, head coach Jim Puderbach said. . . . Look for Glassboro senior forward Shamira Rothmiller to near the plateau, too. . . . Schalick senior Ashley Hansen is 202 points away from 1,000. . . . Pitman's Mary Beato should set the school record for points early this year; Joanne Friedlin has held the mark - 1,231 - since 1951.
Turnout is an issue for a number of Tri-Co programs. Pennsville has eight players, including four freshmen. Wildwood has 13 on its roster, but head coach Dave Troiano considers only six established varsity players.
Coach Jen Stark must find a way to replace 1,000-point scorer Jessica Gerald, who graduated.
Stark will look to seniors Jessica Fromm, a 6-1 center, and Lacey Smith, a 5-6 point guard, to carry the load, along with sophomore guard Alyssa Wiggins.
Playoffs begin Feb. 25. The cutoff date, where all qualifying teams must have a .500-or-better record, is Feb. 2. Brackets will be on
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on Feb. 7.
. The Pioneers lost seven players, but return their top three scorers. Noelle Hogan, a 6-1 forward who averaged 9.1 points and 7.3 rebounds, leads the Pioneers.
Two other key players: 5-10 senior forward Allison Toczylowski (8.7 points, 7 rebounds) and 5-8 junior guard Melanie Mahan (6.5 points, 61 steals).
Along with Hansen, Schalick coach Mary Brown is looking for an impact from 5-6 guard Anna Nelson and 5-3 sophomore Kiana Murillo.
- Geoff Dodd