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There are some high hopes for the Brandywine High School girls’ basketball team for the 2012-13 season. They have a lot of experience at the guard position and the team’s two top scorers are back from last year’s team.
The Lady Bullets were 6-6 in the Berks League last year, and a winning season is certainly an attainable goal this year. In fact, a division title is also a realistic goal.
The Berks League will realign itself this season, going from four divisions to three. The top two teams from each division get a berth in the league playoffs with two wild card teams to join the post-season tournament.
Brandywine will be in Division 3 with Kutztown, Oley Valley, Wyomissing, Tulpehocken and Antietam.
Oley Valley dominated the last few years, but they will lose just about their entire starting line-up, as well as their head coach. That means the division is up for grabs this year and Brandywine Heights wants a piece of it.
“The division is pretty even and I believe at least four of the six teams in the division have a chance to win the division championship,” said Brandywine Head Coach Jim Moll.
“We have an experienced team this year. We have five guards returning from last year that played in a combined 101 games and scored a combined 610 points last season.”
One of those guards will be senior Meagan Loos, who will come back as the point guard. She is coming off an amazing season when she was named the team’s MVP.
She led the team in scoring with 205 total points, 9.8 points a game. She also led the team in rebounds, assists, steals and blocked shots. Needless to say, she will be counted on heavily to at least equal last year’s performance.
“Meagan is one of the best players in Berks County and is being recruited by several college basketball programs,” said Coach Moll.
Also back as a guard will by sophomore Deanna Dadonna, who was named to the Berks Division 3 second team last year as a freshman. She was second on the team in scoring with 181 points (8.6 per game), and was fourth in the league in scoring among freshmen.
“We have a talented group of experienced guards and the team’s young forwards are improving,” said Moll. “The improvement of the forwards will be the key to the team’s success in 2012. If we rebound consistently this year, we have a chance to be very competitive.”