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R.H.S. girls basketball: Multi-sport athletes lead intriguing Ridgewood squad


DECEMBER 18, 2015    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2015, 12:31 AM

If she ever had the inclination, Karen Keyes easily could field a potent lacrosse team. However, the coach is totally engrossed on sending a successful basketball team onto the court.

“As usual, we’re very quick and athletic,” Ridgewood’s girls hoops coach said as she planned for tonight’s season opener at home against Ramapo. “Many of the girls play lacrosse and they have a lot of speed.”

Last year, a host of key injuries struck the Maroons and left them scrambling to fill the openings. Three of last year’s seniors missed a great deal of time and the team ended with a record of just 5-15. The positive part of that equation is that the young girls who stepped in wound up gaining experience for this season.

The underclassmen also were hard hit by physical misfortune last year. Current seniors who have returned from injuries that hampered their 2014-15 season, guard/forward Jordan Iannone and guard Jules Rosen, are back in good health.

“Jordan had a recurring ankle injury last year,” Keyes said. “She brings experience as a fourth-year varsity player. She is a composed presence and we’re depending on her in a lot of areas inside and out.

“Jules was just starting to play well last year when she suffered a severe ankle injury. In fact, she was leading the team in scoring when she went down against Hackensack. She has a nice shot and we need her to be an offensive catalyst for us.”

The senior class also features Dartmouth-bound lacrosse star Katie Bourque at guard/forward, second-year varsity swing person Mia Barbera and guard Sarah Silvestro.

3 thoughts on “R.H.S. girls basketball: Multi-sport athletes lead intriguing Ridgewood squad

  1. Salad days are coming back for the RHS lady hoopsters…!

  2. The lax players can run but they are not really into basketball. Different skill set.

  3. They don’t have a big. They’re too small and get out muscled. Another tough season ahead.

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