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Want to Play Ball? Try-Outs and Team Camp 2014

The 2013-2014 season has come to a close, but basketball is never really over.  (Sigh of relief by many)  Basketball try-outs for freshmen will by May 29 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm.

Siegel offers a great basketball camp in the summer, and we’d love for you to be a part of it.

Here is the link to the Team Basketball Camp page, with links to necessary forms.

 

We were up, Then we were down, but We came to play ball!

Tonight saw the end of the season for the Siegel Lady Stars, as they fell 44 – 57 to the Smyrna Lady Bulldogs in the District 7-AAA tournament.  There will be stories written by the sportswriters, but this story is not.  Having watched many of these young ladies play several seasons, it has been easy to develop great admiration for the effort they have been willing to put into the game.  When it would have been easy for most to give up, they never seemed to be willing to do that.  Neither did their coach.  It’s what you want to see in a ball game — courage, drive, and sticktoitiveness.  There was always that chance that they would come back to win.  And many times they did.

This is Erica Roberts.  She is a senior.  She had the game of her life, 19 points, 11 free throws.

This is Erica Roberts. She is a senior. She had the game of her life, 19 points, 11 free throws.

This is Maddie Francescon.  She is a senior.  She scored 2 points.  Her value to the game came in her ability to go after the ball, which she did all night.

This is Maddie Francescon. She is a senior. She scored 2 points. Her value to the game came in her ability to go after the ball, which she did all night.

This is Allison Bush.  She is a senior.  She scored 8 points, 6 of those from 3-pointers.

This is Allison Bush. She is a senior. She scored 8 points, 6 of those from 3-pointers.

This is Rachel Tracy.  She is a sophomore.  She scored 7 points, one 3-pointer.

This is Rachel Tracy. She is a sophomore. She scored 7 points, one 3-pointer.

This is Abrealla Wilson.  She is a junior.  She scored 2 points.  She sat out with fouls early in the game, but when she is in, she is a force with which to reckon.

This is Abrealla Wilson. She is a junior. She scored 2 points. She sat out with fouls early in the game, but when she is in, she is a force with which to reckon.

This is Morgan Clemmer.  She is a junior.  She scored 3 points with a 3-pointer, her specialty.

This is Morgan Clemmer. She is a junior. She scored 3 points with a 3-pointer, her specialty.

This is Rebekah Juergens.  She is a junior.  She scored 3 points with a three-point shot.  She doesn't mind putting up a fight to get the ball.

This is Rebekah Juergens. She is a junior. She scored 3 points with a three-point shot. She doesn’t mind putting up a fight to get the ball.

At the end of the first half, Siegel led 28 – 25, scoring 17 points in the second quarter.  Smyrna came back after half-time and matched that 17 points, putting Smyrna in the lead, where they would remain.

There is more to be written, more photos to be shared, but for tonight it seemed necessary to salute the young women who have made watching girls’ basketball a lot of fun for this fan.  Great job, Siegel Ladies!

Support the Stars in District 7AAA Tournament!

The Siegel Lady Stars will take the court at 6:00 tonight against Smyrna High School in their first round of the District 7AAA tournament.

We hope that you will take an hour or so out of your evening to come support this great team of young women who have shown their heart off the court, as well as on the court.  Every game has the potential to be the stepping stone to the next game or to the end of the season.  We are so proud of our players.

Join us tonight.  6:00.  Siegel Gymnasium.  

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Come out and watch Erica Roberts bring the ball down the floor in senior style!

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Come watch Rachel Tracy do battle for ball possession.

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You’ll see Abrealla Wilson post up and command her spot on the court!

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Come to Siegel and see Erica Roberts unafraid to drive in for a layup against much taller opponents.

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Come see senior Allison Bush shoot some threes, drive the ball, and crack a grin every now and then!

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Come out to Siegel, and you’ll see Maddie Francescon show you what it means to never give up!

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Pretty sure Erica Roberts is directing traffic. Come on out to Siegel, and support the Lady Stars!

Senior Maddie Francescon spent much of the night fighting for the ball.

Senior Maddie Francescon spent much of the night fighting for the ball.

It Was a Win!

Looking through the pictures from the Stewarts Creek game was pretty emotional.  We wanted to share a few of those shots with you…

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Everyone waits as the opponents go to the line…

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The first shot was missed, and you can see that there is relief. Now for the second shot…

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The second shot was missed. The buzzer had buzzed. It was a win.

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Never relishing a player’s misfortune, but always celebrating a win, especially the last game of the season.

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Victory is so sweet for these young women and their fans!

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Now able to take a breath, they will move on to the tournament.

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Rounding Out with a Win…It’s Tourney Time!

The last game of the season, winning would mean a clear 5th place in District play, a loss would mean a tie.  Siegel’s Lady Stars traveled to Stewarts Creek Monday night and wrapped up the regular season with a win that came in the last seconds.  The charity stripe would be the place it was won for Siegel, as senior Erica Roberts sunk one of two free throws just before the end of the game, putting Siegel up 44 – 43.  Though a foul was drawn on the other end of the court that could have tied or taken the win for Stewarts Creek, shots were missed, and Siegel took the hard fought win.

No game is actually won or lost on one shot, of course.  It is the team play throughout the game that provides the base for those individual shots to make a difference.  Any number of shots made earlier in the game could have been the winning shot and taken the pressure off of Roberts, but there she was at the end sinking the one shot that would secure a win.  It was a sweet shot, a sweeter win, and Siegel finished the regular season with  5th place in the District at 3-9 and overall 10 – 14.

Come out to Siegel High School Thursday at 6:00 to watch as the Siegel faces Smyrna in the district tournament.

For the brackets, click here.

Senior Maddie Francescon spent much of the night fighting for the ball.

Senior Maddie Francescon spent much of the night fighting for the ball.

Senior Night at Siegel

It’s that time of year.  Siegel will be honoring its Senior basketball players at Friday’s games.  While our senior Lady Stars have been great athletes and people on the basketball court, they are also truly good and kind people when they aren’t in front of the crowd.  It is an honor to recognize these young ladies, some of whom have been a part of the basketball program the past four years.

Allison Bush, Elizabeth Carroll, Maddie Francescon, and Erica Roberts are our Seniors.  Please join us in saying Thanks and Best Wishes to this fine group of ladies!

Siegel and Riverdale will tip at 6:00 in Siegel Gymnasium Friday evening.

 

It’s Heart Month…Wear Red to Show Support!

This is February and Heart Month.  In an effort to support the American Heart Association, Siegel basketball teams are asking you to wear RED to tonight’s games.

We are calling this a RED OUT!

For more information about the Heart Association and what you can do for your heart, click here.