Lady Charger Basketball
With a lost post-season in 2020 due to Covid-19, the Chargers looked forward to the new school year. The virus necessitated a shortened season with no post-season scheduled for the IHSA. Two major injuries in the season spelled hardship as well as the Lady Chargers finished 6 - 8.
A major highlight of the season, however, occurred on March 11 versus Regina when Keri Mirabelli recorded her 1000th point! Nessa Walsh also had a banner night with a career high 27 points. Kendall Fulton would reach a milestone as well with a career high 20 rebounds versus Walther Christian.
Mirabelli led the team in scoring overall with 179 points, averaging 12.8 per game. Walsh led in assists with 30, averaging 2.5 per game. Collectively, Mirabelli and Fulton combined for 172 rebounds or 12.5 per game. Walsh averaged 3 steals per game, finishing the season with 39 and 224 in her high school career.
Congratulations also to Mirabelli and Walsh both of whom were selected to the GCAC All-Conference First Team.
Any student-athlete interested in joining basketball should contact Coach Trish McGleam.
Athletes In Action
Athletic Signing 1
Alyssa Havard will be attending Greenville University in Greenville, Illinois. "I look forward to continuing my education and basketball career there. I am so excited to move on to the next chapter in my life."
The 2005-2006 school year saw the advent of the Lady Charger basketball team. The inaugural team finished 14 - 11. Exactly 10 years later, the 2015-2016 school year saw the girls go downstate for the first time, making it to the Final Four. In the IHSA 2A State Tournament, the Chargers lost a heart-breaker, 45 - 43 to Teutopolis, and would finish fourth in State.
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Athletic Signing 2
Kerilyn Mirabelli is looking forward to attending St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. "I am very excited to extend my academic and athletic career in a new environment."