2015-16 5th Grade Girls
The Legends integrated four new players onto the team and developed steadily through the year. They played in the JMC Fall League and Altoona Parochial Winter League, and competed in the JMC March Madness Tournament and NEPA Flames Spring Shootout in Scranton PA. Their first win came after a 10 point comeback at the JMC. In the winter league they started out playing 5th grade teams, but after several strong games moved up to 6th grade opponents and doubled their point-per-game average. They went 4-0 in the NEPA Shootout averaging 35 points per game while holding their opponents to 12 points per game.
Alina completed her 3rd year as a Legend. She led the team in offensive (103) rebounds and blocked shots (79), and was second in defensive (108) and total rebounds (211) despite missing several games with an injury. She was third on the team in scoring (95 points). She joined the 6th grade team as a part timer before missing time with an injury. She had 10 points in a game twice for the 6th grade team, and had 49 rebounds in the 4 game NEPA Shootout.
Ann-Marie completed her first year as a Legend. She played all three guard positions and was third on the team in assists. She led all guards and was third on the team in offensive rebounds. She was a defensive stalwart and finished the season with 29 steals. Led the team with 8 points in their first victory of the season.
Josselyn completed her first year with the Legends. She emerged as a versatile player getting significant time at post and guard. She showed great instincts and a knack for scoring over much bigger girls. She had 61 rebounds and led the team in shooting percentage. Was third on the team in rebounding in the winter league.
Liv completed her first year as a Legend. She led the team in defensive (120) and total rebounds (218) and steals (67), and was second on the team in assists and scoring (104) points. Liv also played for the 6th grade winter team. She had a huge steal with 3 seconds to go and made a game tying layup in the winter league. She had 45 rebounds and 33 points in the four game NEPA Shootout.
Rayna completed her second year as a Legend. She led the team in scoring (132) points, three pointers, foul shots attempted and made, and foul shooting percentage (53%). She also led the guards in rebounding with 79. She had several big games including scoring 45 points in the 4 game NEPA Shootout, with a high of 15 in one game.
Mo completed her second year as a legend. Mo played all three guard positions and developed into a long range shooting threat as well as a defensive specialist. Mo was third on the team in assists, had 29 steals, and was second on the team in foul shooting percentage. She had 14 points and 10 steals in the 4 game NEPA Shootout.
MJ completed her first year as a Legend. In her first year of competitive basketball she developed into a spark plug on defense and reliable playmaker on offense. Her defensive play was critical in many games including a semifinal tournament game where her steals sparked a 15 point comeback. Her biggest moment came when she hit two free throws with 3 minutes to go in the team’s first victory.
Maggie “Lucas” Huggins completed her third year as a Legend. She was the starting PG and led the team with 30 assists. She was 4th on the team in scoring with 49 points, was third in steals (40) and second in blocked shots (37). She had 16 points and 10 assists in the 4 game NEPA Shootout. Maggie often drew the opponent’s best offensive player as a defensive assignment.