What did we learn at the Crossover league this week?
On Wednesday 6/13 the Crossover League at Lewis and Clark College had its first official games after a water main break on campus postponed the first week. Triad was able to go 2-0 to start the league and we saw…
On Wednesday 6/13 the Crossover League at Lewis and Clark College had its first official games after a water main break on campus postponed the first week.
Triad was able to go 2-0 to start the league and we saw an excellent defense that could help propel the team to a better season in 2018-19. They did an excellent job of pressuring the ball and attacking on defense both in the half court and full court. The team only graduated one senior and will be led by Ali Barisch from the guard spot and Caleigh Miller and Molly Suess in the front court. The post players are posting up strong on the inside and really finishing their post moves. It will be interesting to continue to watch the development of this group during the summer.
Alton Marquette is going through a huge transition with their team after losing 4 senior starters that led the team in almost every category. Payton Conners is the only returning starter for the Explorers so there is an open competition for playing time. So far for the summer a couple of freshman have been a bright spot showing the ability to contribute on the varsity. Abby Williams is a strong player that has shown the ability to play any position on the floor. She is an excellent defender and has the ability to score by getting to the basket in transition and in the half court set. Jillian Nelson is an outstanding athlete that will continue to get better as she gets used to the strength of the varsity players and the defense they tend to play. Because of her athleticism she has shown the ability to excel in the full court game. The summer will continue to be a valuable time for Coach Green to evaluate the incoming players along with 7 juniors and seniors. The Explorers also have a good sophomore group that will be looking to earn their minutes on the varsity level.
The Crossover select team coach by Darnell Marshall has stepped into the league to take over Madision High School. They are a young group with some outstanding players that will certainly make an impact in the future. Look for Adrenna Snipes to be a name to watch in the future. She is a quick guard that is tough to keep out of the lane. Once she gets in the lane she is capable of finishing at the rim or hitting the mid range shot with consistency.Snipes is a willing and able passer that is willing to set up her teammates to score if the defense dictates it.
The first week was exciting and we look forward to Carrollton getting their first games in next week and watching Bunker Hill play too.