Introduction to The Chagrin Falls Girls Basketball 2022-2023 Season


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Chagrin Falls Girls Basketball started the season with a close game on November 9 against the Mayfield Wildcats with a final losing score of 40-50. Junior varsity player Caroline Lynch starts the season with high hopes. 

“I have been playing with these girls for two years now and the environment has always been so supportive, because we all share the same passion for basketball,” Lynch said.

 The current seniors For the Lady Tigers are Jenna Santamaria, Elana McGinnis, Kate Bartlett and Anna Coy. 

Junior offensive post Norah Pope is motivated most by her teammates and coaches.

 “Being happy and excited about my accomplishments and other people’s accomplishments is so important. Even if it’s something simple, it always feels so good to feel like people are rooting for you and want you to get better,” Pope said. 

On November 29 the girls took on the Beachwood Lady Bison for the home opener, both JV and Varsity won The JV score was 28-9, and the varsity score was 62-40. The Tigers will face the Pirates at Perry highschool on December second.

Lynch and Pope predict that the West Geauga  game will be the best to watch, knowing that they are similar in skill level and they are school rivals. 

Freshman Dora Norton is a talented student athlete that works hard in school and basketball. 

“Every practice and game I can feel us becoming closer and more of a team,” Norton said.

  “I think the team chemistry this year is going to be really good. We are working in practice everyday to improve it, but it is already looking great,” Pope said. Pope individually wants to work on shooting, but also wants to work on making plays and good connections with her team. 

“The best feeling is after being disappointed with myself, I know that my teammates will support and build me up,” Norton said. 

Motivation is an important aspect of basketball especially for the tigers. 

“I am motivated by my teammates and my coach, He brings a positive mindset and brings constructive criticism to help us improve as players and people on and off the court,” Lynch said.

The Tigers predict a great season based on the great team chemistry that they have already displayed. 

“I support my teammates by not letting them give up and for them to be the best versions of themselves when playing,” Norton said.

Support is so important when it comes to basketball, also considering the fact that most of the girls play on multiple sports teams together. 

“I want to be as excited as I can when my teammates do something great and also just being supportive outside of the gym and making sure that everyone is doing well, ” Pope said.