Coach Singer, girls focus on all 32 minutes


Photo by Jordan Richmond

Julia Laudato shooting a free throw the game against Springfield

Rockets Varsity girls basketball coach, Carl Singer, has a team with a realm of possibilities this year, but will have to face COVID setbacks and losing last year’s MVP, Breannda Davis, to graduation.

Despite the setback of losing leading scorer and rebounder Davis, Singer said, “We have a lot more players with Varsity experience. I think they are ready to step up.” 

Last year, the Lady Rockets were a young team with a Varsity roster of one senior (Davis), two juniors (Allison and Julia Laudato) and four sophomores (Kennedy Danna, Mariah Embry, Mallory Rice and Raelyn States).  

“We played a lot of sophomores significant Varsity minutes last year,” Singer said, “so we have six returning players with a lot of experience.”

Breannda Davis taking up the ball preparing to set of the offence for the Rockets (Photo by Ericka Richards)

With the setback of losing Davis also comes the fear of how COVID will affect the season. “Ideally, it doesn’t affect anything,” Singer said, “but there is always the possibility that could happen. We are just going to try our best to follow the rules so we can limit the possibility of having an issue.” 

The biggest competitor for the Lady Rockets is Norton, who has been undefeated in the league for the past two years. Singer said the only way Streetsboro will be able to compete against Norton when they meet December 16th and January 27th, is if the Rockets play to their full potential.

The game plan for the Rockets is to use their defensive skills “to get some turnovers and convert them into points on the other end.”

Singer said, “We know what it takes to win at the Varsity level a lot more this year than last. Last year we were young and lacked consistency from game to game. This year we want to come in physically and mentally prepared to be relentless for all 32 minutes every night.”