The Girls Basketball Team had quite the excellent season this time around. In fact, Coach Fischer called it “one of, if not the best, seasons, for Hanover High School Girls basketball.” They finished the year off with a 18-4 win-loss ratio, and won their first league championship since 2010! The league championship with North Quincy resulted in a win, with a score of 50-46. The team won the first game of playoffs at home, advancing to the second round of playoffs for the first time in three years. They were knocked out of the tournament after losing to Archbishop Williams, with a score of 67-38.
Stephanie Flynn, a sophomore, was the team’s leading scorer with an outstanding 16.5 points per game, prompting her to be chosen as a Patriot League All Star and a Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic. She didn’t ride this boat alone, for seniors Becca Ritchie and Marie Ribadeneyra, along with the freshman Megan Dixon, joined her as well. Ribadeneyra was the second lead scorer, making just over 11 points per game.
“We were a young team,” said Ribadeneyra, noting the team lost five seniors from last year and had three freshmen on the roster. “But they had a lot of talent. They played like veterans.”
With Ribadeneyra, Ritchie and Lindsay Carroll as captains, the season was fantastic overall. The coach said it himself, “The girls all worked incredibly hard during their offseason, and it clearly showed when it came time to get on the court.”
The next year looks even more promising, as sophomores Flynn and Kayla McMahon will return, along with freshman standout Meaghan Raab. “The next couple of years should be really good ones,” Ribadeneyra said.