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Thursday, 18 February 2016 17:11

Shout Out to Saints’ Girls Basketball

By | Sports

Best Season in Dozen Years

SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Spa Catholic Saints Girls basketball squad have a lot to be proud of this year. They have just concluded their best regular season since 2003, compiling a solid 8-5 record in the Northern Division of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), and 12-8 overall. They also made the sectional tournament again, facing a tough Berne-Knox team in the first round on Tuesday, February 16. 


Though the Lady Saints came away on the short end of that contest, they and Coach Tom Coons can look back on a season of accomplishment. Seniors Chloe Ethier and Mariah Murray were honored before the Saints’ home game against Hadley-Luzerne on Monday, February 1, and they came away with a 44-25 victory. 


The dual-threat of junior Emma VanDeCar (averaging 13 ppg) and senior Chloe Ethier (8.9 ppg/ 11 rebounds per game) proved to be a key element in the Saints’ improvement. Both were named to the WAC all-star basketball team, to go with their all-star berths in WAC boy’s golf. If that were not enough, both Emma and Chloe are number one in their class academically! Saints fans will have another season to enjoy from Emma, while Chloe is currently weighing multiple offers from colleges to play golf and basketball. 


The Lady Saints have much to look forward to. In addition to Emma VanDeCarr’s senior season, look for continued improvement and solid contributions from guards Kristen Mahar (currently a junior) and sophomore Ani Crocker, as well as junior guard/forward Katie Case, which will set Spa Catholic up to be a force in the WAC for some time to come.


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