Girls still building
Catasauqua head girls' basketball coach Ed Seidick isn't stressed about his team's 0-6 start. Despite being winless and having some lopsided scores, Seidick has seen progress.
"We are in a rebuilding process," said Seidick. "We just need to be patient. It has been a long time since the program has been successful. We're trying to build and have a consistent program."
Seidick noted a recent 42-32 loss to Pen Argyl, one which he believed could have gone the other way.
"We had them," stated Seidick. "We got into foul trouble at the end of the game and that hurt us. But we have seen improvements in our last couple of games, and it should continue to get better for us."
Seidick recognized the steady contributions of seniors Shiloh Sziy and Amarys Moten, both of whom have been leaders throughout the season.
"They have been tremendous leaders," said Seidick about his duo. "They have kept a positive influence around the team and keep everybody up. They both have played very well and also have worked well with our younger players.
"They have made a difference."
Along with his seniors, Seidick also has been pleased with the play of freshman Jackie Garner and junior Kelly Sobrinski.
"Jackie (Garner) just busts it up and down the floor," said Seidick. "She (Garner) is starting to become an offensive threat for us. Kelly (Sobrinski) has been a perfect two-guard for us."
Freshman point guard Makenzie Bradley has been adapting along the way.
"She (Bradley) is going to struggle and she continues to get used to the game," said Seidick. "But now she is not making the bad pass she made earlier in the season. She knows when she shouldn't try to force the pass.
"She is doing well and will be a good point guard for us."
Seidick also believes the program's JV team can shake off some early rust.
"They have only scored 19 points in any one game, but they are headed in the right direction," he said. "They all played with Makenzie (Bradley) and miss her. They have to take on different roles."
Bethanie DeLucia has taken over for Bradley at the point for the JV team, and Emma Bellesfield and Hannah Greenberg have both been consistent all season long.
With the majority of the season left, Seidick is optimistic his team can change the current culture.
"We need to get a win," he said. "We have been in games lately. We need to build on our confidence and move forward."