Grove City High School Girls’ Basketball Preview

Grove City Eagles High School Basketball

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GROVE CITY, Pa. (WKBN) – The 2020-21 Grove City girls’ basketball team finished with a 16-3 mark and won a post-season matchup with General McLane before falling in the District 10 5A Semifinal to Slippery Rock (42-36).

First-year coach Dennis Ranker says, “We, quite simply, are not replacing Clara (Hannon), Becca (Santom), and Alli (Lewis). But we do have some new faces in new roles that I’m really excited about. I think you’ll see an emergence of Piper Como (Soph/G), Delaney Callahan (Jr/F), Karis Perample (Jr/G-F), Selah Severson (Sr/F) and Izzie Gamble (Fr/G-F). They’ve all shown a lot of promise in our off-season development. I’m really looking forward to seeing the roles develop themselves organically and provide opportunities for these girls to succeed.”

A year ago, Hannon and Becca Santom scored 13.4 and 12.8 points respectively to lead the Eagles. Hannon also snagged 3.3 rebounds and dished out 2.1 assists per contest. Santom led the team with her 6.6 rebounding average. Lewis finished the campaign by scoring 4 points and 3.4 boards per outing.

Ranker expects, “For our girls to compete. We have a lot of unknowns after graduating two 1,000-point scorers and experiencing a coaching change. I believe the girls will have an opportunity to compete to win a region championship, however.”

Point guard Hannah Reiber and forward Emma Santom both return to the mix for Grove City. Reiber put together a stat line of 4.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists last season. Santom contributed a 4.5 scoring and 3.8 rebounding average. Ranker says, “If you had to pick two kids to build a team around, these are the caliber of human beings you’d want to do it with. They’re great role models and leaders by example.”

Grove City Eagles
Head Coach: Dennis Ranker, 1st season
2020-21 Record: 16-3

2020-21 Team Statistics
Scoring Offense: 45.1

2021-22 Schedule
Dec. 10 – Grove City Tip-Off Tournament (Kiser Classic)
Dec. 11 – Grove City Tip-Off Tournament (Kiser Classic)
Dec. 13 – at Lakeview
Dec. 16 – McDowell
Dec. 20 – Mercer
Dec. 22 – West Middlesex
Dec. 28 – at Laurel Holiday Tournament
Dec. 29 – at Laurel Holiday Tournament
Jan. 3 – at Oil City
Jan. 6 – Slippery Rock
Jan. 10 – at Hickory
Jan. 13 – Meadville
Jan. 17 – Franklin
Jan. 24 – Conneaut
Jan. 27 – Oil City
Jan. 31 – at Slippery Rock
Feb. 2 – at Farrell
Feb. 3 – Hickory
Feb. 7 – at Meadville
Feb. 10 – at Franklin
Feb. 17 – at Conneaut

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