Brooke Packard (12) takes control of the ball from Kaliegh Simmons (33) while getting a little hand-checking from Sarah Boucher (00).
Text and Photos by Don Cote
Led by the SWCL’s top scorer, Meghan Fornaro, the Shepherd Hill Lady Rams totally dismantled the Northbridge Lady Rams in a 64-44 debacle last Wednesday in front of appreciative hometown fans.
Fornaro is the latest in a long line of Ram point guards, taking over this year for the graduated Mary Barbale, Fornaro has established herself as the floor general, directing a potent offense of skilled and talented shooters, averaging 61ppg, led by Fornaro’s 19.2ppg, the Ram offense is a well-rounded scoring machine, able to put up points by anyone or from anywhere on the floor.
Well balanced scoring from the perimeter or driving hard to the basket for layups, the Ram offense is hard to defend.
Backing up Fornaro, sophomore Brooke Packard is emerging as the #2 go to shooter, averaging 9.7ppg, Packard is also a demon on defense, harassing opponents with speed and agility, slowing down their offense and forcing turnovers, Packard is evolving from a freshman year, playing with a lot more control and floor presence and a major cog in the Ram press.
Add to that mix, a supporting cast consisting of Christina Gauvin, Ciara McKissick, and Taylor Daniels all averaging 6.5ppg, precludes any opposing defense from trying to shut down Fornaro, the Rams have too many weapons and can hurt you from anywhere and by anyone on the floor.
Meghan Fornaro (13) takes a short jumper.
Taylor Daniels (24) tosses in a short jumper over Mikaela Bernard (21)
while Katie Racicot (21) waits for a possible rebound.
Marissa Mancini (15) blocks a shot by Shelby Quill (23)
Marissa Mancini (15) grapples for control of a jump ball with
Mikaela Bernard (21)
- Sunday, 15 January 2012
- Posted in Categories: : Sports