Hornets sting Sonoma girls
Lady Dragons host annual tourney starting Thursday
Junior Megan Neely (right) battles for the ball during the Lady Dragons’ recent Foundation Game win over Cardinal Newman in Pfeiffer Gym.
Opening the 2012-13 season in Marin, the Sonoma Valley High School varsity basketball girls ran into a rough roadblock in the form of a tough Novato team and couldn’t get back on track, which made for disappointing ride home Saturday night.
Unable to get their offense in sync, while establishing their usual pressure-filled, stingy defense, the young Lady Dragons – who played well in beating a good Cardinal Newman squad in the annual Foundation Game, which doesn’t officially count in the overall record – ended up dropping a 50-33 nonleague decision to Novato.
Pacing Sonoma, which didn’t have a double-digit scorer, were sophomore Mackenzie Albrecht’s eight points, nine rebounds, four steals and one blocked shot; senior Kendall Ashe’s eight points, three rebounds and two assists; sophomore Delaney Swanson’s eight points, three steals and two assists; senior Ali Romano’s six points and three steals; sophomore Alexa Hall’s two points and four rebounds; and junior Gianna Monterosso’s one point.
Rounding out the Lady Dragons’ roster– directed by head coach Sil Coccia and his assistant coaches Steve Semenero and Dino Minatta – are senior Ashley Vail, and juniors Madi Burningham, Amanda Lacy and Megan Neely.
The Sonoma varsity hoops girls will next host their 17th annual Dragon Classic, with the eight-team tournament opening this Thursday, Nov. 29, continuing on Friday, Nov. 30, and concluding Saturday, Dec. 1, in Pfeiffer Gym.
Thursday’s first-round matchups include defending champion San Marin versus Vintage at 4, Analy playing Northgate at 5:30, Montgomery facing Menlo-Atherton at 7, and the Lady Dragons hosting Terra Linda at 8:30 p.m.