Girls looking for more wins
As they begin play in January, Catasauqua’s girls’ basketball team is looking to ride some momentum as well as continue to develop some depth.
The Roughies began January play with an overall 3-7 record, fresh off an appearance in the championship game of the Wilson Tournament.
Catty defeated Plumstead Christian, 48-31, in the opener of the tournament and then they fell to Wilson, 46-25, in the final. Kenzie Bradley had a team-high 11 points in both games.
“I hoped we would have had four or five wins by now, but we did play extremely well in the tournament,” said head coach Ed Seidick. “In the first game, we had every player score, and we haven’t done that in my four years here. We had a good balanced team effort offensively and defensively.
“Against Wilson, they were banking in everything, and we couldn’t get a shot to fall. We feel behind and we couldn’t play our game. We didn’t rebound well and we couldn’t get out and run.”
Seidick also was impressed with the JV team, which won their division of the Wilson tournament. The team is coached by assistant Mark Seremula. Lexi Rushatz scored 28 points in the Roughies’ 20-point victory over Wilson in the championship game, and Julia Lacey had a good all-around game.
“The JVs were very impressive,” added Seidick. “Mark Seremula did a great job. We have nine girls on the JV and five of them are double-rostered.”
Looking ahead, the Roughies will try to stay in gear when they host Palisades Wednesday night, and then travel to Salisbury Friday and Moravian Academy Saturday.
Seidick believes his team will benefit from a four-day respite.
“When I look at the schedule, we only have two games that should be a big hill for us to climb,” said Seidick. “If we can shoot well and defend well, we will put ourselves in a good situation.
“It worked out that we did get some time off. But we’re looking to get some momentum. We need to get off to a good start in games.”