Lady Wolverines Finish the Season

2018 Basketball Season Closes

Senior Ladies

Senior Ladies

The 2018 version of the West Geauga girls basketball team finished the year with a disappointing 1 – 19 record. While no one likes losing, in high school sports, there are more ways to look at success than wins and losses.

The team was led by seniors Maria Henry, Kori Ryan and Maggie Onderdonk, with Henry and Ryan serving as team captains. The team was coached by Ms. Cheryl Rye (head coach) and assistants, Ms. Julie Kless and Ms. Ashley Mack.

The team began official practice at the end of October and had daily workouts, Monday through Friday, on non – game days. The team played 2 to 3 games per week until the middle of February. One of the positives this season was that participation numbers were up this year with 13 girls dressing for varsity and 12 for junior varsity.

According to the Coach Rye, the biggest positive concerning the team was the fact that the ladies, “…never quit,” in any contest. She also noted that team defense and individual offensive fundamentals were areas that need improvement in the future. Showing promise for the future, freshman point guard Nicole Ehrbar earned 2nd team all – CVC honors and led the team in scoring, rebounds, assists and steals.

Maria Henry, senior captain, said, “While the season did not go as we all had planned, this year we had the best team bonding of my four years and that made it a memorable season, even though we didn’t win a lot of games. My advice to future players would also be to not miss all the teamwork and stuff  because, before you know it, it’s your senior banquet and it’s all over.”

Coach Rye echoed those thoughts by saying it was, “Another a tough season record wise [but] no matter the personal disappointment they may have felt, they didn’t give up.  They remained committed to the each other and our program.”