Lady Warriors post best season in school's history
The Jamestown Middle School girls' basketball team recently completed its most successful season ever in league play.
The Warriors, led by head coach Dave Pritchard assisted by Chris Hodrick, finished the season with a winning 13-2 record. Co-captains for this year's team were Katie Bednarczyk and Kelly Scully. The players included Allison Smith, Eloise Heath, Megan Greene, Danielle Perez, Hannah Farrelly, Sarah Crowell, Jessica Brown, Katie Marquis, Kelly Brown, Catherine Cabral, and Sarah Smith.
The girls finished the first half of the season undefeated. The team was led in scoring by Kelly Scully averaging 9.9 points per game and Katie Bednarczyk with 6.4 points per game. The two were also leaders in steals. Bednarczyk led in assists with 2.1 per game and Eloise Heath averaged 2 assists per game. Allison Smith was the top rebounder with 6.4 per game, and Eloise Heath had 5.4 per game. Smith also led in blocks with Eloise Heath a close second. Aleague leading eight 3-pointers were shot by Katie Bednarczyk.
Megan Greene and Hannah Farrelly provided all around defensive intensity that many times dictated the tempo of the game. Danielle Perez and Sarah Crowell were key catalysts off the bench, allowing for a mixture of offensive looks and defensive fronts.
The second half of the season saw continued improvement as the team bolstered their record to 12-0 prior to a highly anticipated rematch with Thompson, played at Thompson.
The strong performance of the Lady Warriors propelled them to a bye in the first round of the state playoffs, opening at home against Wickford Middle School. Wickford earned their way into the second round game after winning a play-in game against Barrington. The first round bye may have proved ill-fated as it proved difficult to maintain their momentum through the 11 day hiatus between games. Unfortunately, the Warriors had a difficult game and were upset by the momentum-charged Wickford team, 34-26, ending a successful season.