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Carroll Sports in Review: Girls Basketball

Feb 20, 2015 11:50AM ● Published by Dia

ABOUT THE TEAM

After turning in a 29-5 record a year ago, Head Coach Teri Morrison and the Lady Dragons basketball team have continued to impress. Returning nine players from last year’s team, Morrison’s ball club isn’t short on experience. Although its hard to improve from last year’s record, the Lady Dragons could do so with a team that returns its top three scorers in Kennedy Leonard (16.6 ppg), Priscilla Smeenge (11.8 ppg), and Anna Halburt (11.4 ppg), who provide more than 70 percent of the team’s 54.2 ppg. They’ll need all of the team’s experience and scoring as they look to advance past the regional round of the Texas state playoffs after being knocked out by Arlington Bowie a year ago.

 The team’s success rests heavily on Leonard, the floor general, who is a consistent triple double threat who also lead’s the team in assists with 7.6 apg, while finishing second on the team in rebounds with 6.4 rpg. Sophomore Priscilla Smeenge is an up-and-coming force to be reckoned with, who ranks third on the team in rebounds averaging 4.9 per game, while Halburt has been nothing short of beastly on the boards as she leads the team with 7.7 rpg. Together the front-court duo provide not only floor spacing for Carroll’s shooters, but plenty of second chance opportunities for the Carroll offense. With a bevvy of underclassmen including Juliette Olivetti and Natalie Flexer also producing for Morrison’s squad, the future looks bright in Dragon Country.

I believe our pre-season schedule prepared us for the battle of 7-6A.We still have very tough upcoming games and will need to stay focused and Dragon Strong.”- Head Coach Teri Morrison

SEASON UPDATE 

The Carroll Girls Basketball team has gotten off to a fast start in the 2014-2015 season. After a stellar season a year ago, the Lady Dragons have continued building momentum, as they’ve become one of the top programs in the area. As the Dragons have already cruised to their third straight 20-win season, expectations for the program have become much higher. Riding through district play currently undefeated at 7-0, the Lady Dragons have rolled off an impressive 10 straight wins to improve to 20-6 on the season. With huge wins over ranked teams such as Arlington Bowie, Euless Trinity and Dallas Lincoln, Teri Morrison’s ball club currently sits as the No. 30 team in the state, according to the Texas Girls Coaches Association poll. Focusing on scoring transition baskets and stifling team defense, the green and white have found the key ingredients to take them to the next level this season. With stellar guard play from Senior Point Guard and Colorado commit Kennedy Leonard, the Dragons have been able to solidify themselves as one of the more potent offenses in the DFW area. Playing at a fast pace the Lady Dragons currently sit in the top 15 in the area in total offense averaging 54.2 ppg. With the playoffs steadily approaching, the Dragons are expecting to continue their steady play with bigger goals in mind.

Head Coach: Teri Morrison
Varsity Assistants: Shatina Lewis, Penny Davis

11 Cristy Estrada G Sr.

12 Natalie Flexer (C) G Jr.

14 Kennedy Leonard (C) PG Sr.

15 Julianna Grubbs (C) PF Sr.

21 Brooke Lay PG Fr.

23 Priscilla Smeenge SF So.

30 Anna Hurlburt P Jr.

41 Juliette Olivetti P So.

42 Madison Drescher (C) P Sr.

44 Bailey Turner P Sr.

45 Sarah Williams P Sr.

 

 

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