The Brandywine Heights High School girls’ basketball team has enjoyed some good success in recent year, but none as successful as last year when they finished 9-1 in the league and tied a powerful Oley Valley team for first place in Division 3 of the Berks League.
Of course the goal is always to improve on the season before, but that’s going to be difficult in this case. Not only will the Bullets have to go undefeated in the league to improve on last year, but they will have to do it with 15 freshmen and sophomores on the team.
Okay, maybe the team should set their sights a little lower this year. They return two starters from last year’s team but for the most part, this is a very young and inexperienced team.
The good news is that they have junior guard Deanna Daddona back from last year. Daddona was the team’s leading scorer by far with 310 total points (13.5 points a game). She also led the team in three-point buckets with 43 of them. She was named to the All-Division III first team and more of the same, and maybe a little more, will be expected from her this season.
Also back is junior forward Lizzy Leiby, who averaged 8.3 points and six rebounds a game last year. She tied for second in scoring last year and will be counted on for more this year.
Also expected to contributed this season will be: seniros Claire Jones, Moira MacLean and Jess Tremblay; junior Meghan Miller and sophomore Erica Winegardner.
“How quickly some of the younger players develop will have an impact on the success of the upcoming season,” said Brandywine head coach Jim Noll. “How well we rebound will determine if we can approach last year’s accomplishments.”