Ridgway Lady Elkers
Head coach: John Bennardi
2019-20 Record: 17-8
Playoffs: Lost in District 9 Class 2A semifinals to Keystone, 43-41; Lost in D9 Class 2A consolation game to Clarion, 44-40
Top returning players: Eve Cobaugh (Sr., G, 5 ppg), Payton Delhunty (Jr., G, 6 ppg), Julie Peterson (Jr., F, 7 ppg), Carly Thomas (Jr., F), Kaitlyn Amacher (Jr., G), Alesha Shirey (So. G)
Top players lost: Christina Fullem (10.3 ppg), Lindsay Steis (3.2 ppg), Gabbi Rohr (9.4 ppg)
Key newcomers: Hannah Miller (So, F), Kayla Reynolds (So., F), Brooke Bullers (Fr. F), Kristen Ellenberger (Fr., G), Gabbi Amacher (Fr., G), Jenna Kasmierski (Fr., F). This group can and will help our team this year because they have a good understanding of what we do and have had some success at the lower levels. They work well together and are willing to get better.
Keys to the season: We need to become a more complete team and execute what is the standard of Ridgway Lady Elker Basketball. We need to get better in all areas of the game and we need players with Varsity experience from last year to step up and take more of an active role in what we want to accomplish here, Our season hinges on this.
Things your team is doing during the COVID-19 pause of winter sports: We have been communicating thru the Remind App but not as much as I would like or as often as maybe we should, We are in a wait and see mentality right now. I also don’t want to add too much to their plates at this point. We have discussed with the team COVID-19 and what can all go along with it. We made it a point of emphasis that we will not use the pandemic as an excuse for our season. First and foremost we want everyone to be healthy and we will follow the COVID protocols that are outlined for us. However, we have to be flexible enough to overcome the changes to our routine and the overall adversity that can go along with this. Again we have made it clear that COVID-19 will not be an excuse for how we play. The keys to returning to play are quite simply overcoming adversity will make you/us stronger. If we overcome this adversity that COVID 19 presents our season should be headed in the right direction.