2015-16 Newton Falls Girls’ Basketball Preview

2015-16 Newton Falls’ Tigers’ Girls’ Basketball Preview
Head Coach: Mark Baker, 11th season at Newton Falls (160-73)
Record: 21-5 (12-0), AAC Blue

Season in Review
After a successful regular season, Newton Falls won their fourth league championship in the past eight years. The Tigers fell to Garrettsville Garfield in the District Final but finished with 21 wins. The team was led by multiple school record holder, Gabby Kline. She led Newton Falls with a 19.8 scoring average and 10.3 rebounds. The junior varsity squad compiled a 21-1 record.

2014-15 Team Stats
Scoring Offense: 62.0
Scoring Defense: 32.1
Rebounds: 40.7
Free Throw Percentage: 65.4%
Field Goal Percentage: 45.3%
Three Point Percentage: 35.0%

Key Loss
Destinee Hutson
Sadie Sutton
Tia Harris

Key Returnees
..Gabby Kline is a three-time first-team all-conference member and was the player of the year last season. The Tigers are 59-13 during her three years of service. Kline has committed to Ursuline College to play basketball next year. Isabelle Kline averaged 8.2 points and 6.6 rebounds as a freshman. Kayla Barreca was named to the first-team all-conference after posting a 7.9 point average and 8.3 rebounds. Hannah Harnichar led the team in free throw shooting (80.8%) and three-point percentage (46.5%). Defensive specialist Autumn Hutson led the Tigers in steals (1.9).

Gabby Kline (Sr/F)
Kayla Barreca (Jr/F)
Hannah Harnichar (Jr/G)
Autumn Hutson (Jr/G)
Tori Blandine (Jr/G)
Anga Fowler (Jr/G)
Ashley Sembach (Jr/G)
Isabelle Kline (So/F)
Savanna Wilcox (So/F)
LeighAnn Knorzer (So/G)
Kelli Harrah (So/G)
Leah Mitchell (So/G)

2015-16 Schedule
Nov. 21 – Garrettsville Garfield, 1
Nov. 28 – St. Thomas, 1
Nov. 30 – Lordstown, 5:30
Dec. 2 – Girard, 5:30
Dec. 5 – at Brookfield, 1
Dec. 7 – LaBrae, 5:30
Dec. 9 – Liberty, 1
Dec. 12 – at Champion, 1
Dec. 16 – at Campbell, 5:30
Dec. 23 – Southeast, 5:30
Dec. 30 – Crestwood, 5:30
Jan. 2 – Mooney, 1
Jan. 6 – at Lakeview, 5:30
Jan. 9 – at LaBrae, 1
Jan. 11 – at Hubbard, 5:30
Jan. 16 – at Girard, 1
Jan. 20 – Brookfield, 5:30
Jan. 23 – at Liberty, 1
Jan. 27 – Champion, 5:30
Jan. 30 – Campbell, 1
Feb. 6 – at Jefferson, 1
Feb. 8 – at Ursuline, 5:30

Post-Season History
State Championships: None
Regional Championships: None
…Last year, the Tigers advanced to the District Final after posting three wins during their playoff run. Prior to last season, Newton Falls had compiled 3 playoff wins in the previous nine years combined. The last time they had reached the district round was in 2002.

Comments are closed.