Girls Basketball Completes 11-Game Winning Season

Even the losses were near-wins

By Lauren Koron
Seventh grader Victoria Koron drives to the basket with support from Hannah Churchill.

The 2021-22 AE/MS Girls Basketball team’s season started in early December as the girls got back into gear, polishing off the rust and working on their skills. They came together as a team, coached by Lauren Koron and Katelyn Churchill.

Seventh grader Addison Bickford prepares to shoot as Cilla Abrahamson moves into position.
Caption Eighth grader Hannah Churchill moves the ball down court with Adalyn Boucher in the background.

The winter play production prevented full-court practice or any home games at the start of the season, as well as some late evening practice times. Many thanks to all the families for getting the girls to practice at all times and in all weathers and cheering them on at home and away.

We got in only one game before Christmas because of COVID cancellations, but once we were back from vacation we completed an 11-game season with a winning record; most of the losses were very close games.

Most of these girls have played together since third or fourth grade, and it is gratifying to see how far they all have come, from jumping and skipping around the court to a hard-charging athletic force of six seventh graders and seven eighth graders.

Caption Seventh grader Adalyn Boucher drives the left side.

Caption Seventh grader Aly Wheeler shoots. Billy Caron defends the key.

The girls can be proud that throughout the season they were a credit to their school and community, playing hard and fair, gracious in victory and defeat, and above all, playing as a team.

We are already looking forward to next year with a core group of seventh graders who will be joined by the girls now in the sixth grade.

Thank you to Mark Cowdrey for his support of the team, including attending all of the games to do the score book for us!

Caption Eighth grader Ryleigh Perry shoots while Indira McIntyre (4), Addison Bickford (20) and Aly Wheeler (7) prepare to rebound.