Leonardtown Basketball

Jacob Floyd, Writer

The Leonardtown Basketball programs’ seasons are well underway. The Varsity Girls started rough with a tough loss to Ryken but have since been on a hot streak posting an 8-6 record. They have key wins over rivals Great Mills and Chopticon. They are led by Seniors Catherine Kolwey and India Barrow. India says that they feed off of each other and that Catherine is a big part of the team’s success. Catherine is averaging 12.5 points per game and 11.5 rebounds, shooting 45%. When talking about the team’s recent success, India says, “We have a great coach in Coach Ty. We like to play aggressive defense and that gets us going.” The girls still have games against Huntingtown, North Point, Northern, Patuxent, Calvert, La Plata, and Westlake. Take a look at their twitter feed for more highlights throughout the season.

The Raiders Boys Varsity team, unlike the girls, started the season super-hot with wins over rivals Chopticon and Great Mills. They also beat KCA and Patuxent. But since, they have dropped 9 straight including a heartbreaking loss by 1 to St. Charles last Wednesday. They are led by Junior Aaron Green who’s averaging 10.9 points per game. Aaron has been a spark for the team all season with his highlight dunks. Junior Guard Phillip Smith, when speaking about the last couple games said, “The losses have been close. We have the ability to win. We just need to stay strong as a team and the shots will fall and the wins will come.” The team looks to bounce back in the next 7 games”.

On a more positive note, the Boys JV team has been balling as of late. They have posted a 9-2 record. They are led by Elijah who is averaging 17 points a game. He says the big reason for their success has been, “…energy on defense and ball movement. Working hard in pregame and warmups gets us going.” The Girls JV team has also had success. Posting a 5-1 record with their only loss being against a non-conference opponent in Ryken. 

With 7 games upcoming, make sure to come support our LHS basketball teams, as they get ready for the playoffs. You can get your tickets at gofan.co. or pay $6 at the front of the school.