Green Hornets Excel In Girls Basketball


This winter, several Green Hornets girls basketball teams finished as champions in various age groups.


The Gators won their last seven games and beat a travel Amateur Athletic Union team from Columbia in the A division championship game, 11-10. They played great team defense anchored by forwards Addy Doss, Layla Daniel, Riley Strom and Gianna Proccocini. Guards Emma Dooley, Scarlett Burrows, Ava Worthington and Sienna McPhee were unselfish and contributed on both ends of the floor all season. Guard Lola Phippen hit two buzzer-beating, game-winning shots in consecutive games to get the Gators to the championship. Due to an unfortunate injury to the team’s second point guard, Elizabeth Locher was forced to play almost all of the minutes at point guard during the winning streak and was instrumental in handling the full-court pressure and running the offense.

Led by head coach Chris Locher and assistant coach Mike Worthington, the team finished 11-4 and as 11UA Anne Arundel County champions.


The 12UAB Green Hornets went 12-1, defeating Shooters (South River) 22-16 in the championship game. This team was led by head coach Stephanie Hartman and assistant Chad Coward. Players were Lucy Ambro, Claire Farley, Ella Hartman, Kendall Austin, Quinn Brady, Riley Buck, Chelsea Coward, Quinn Makarovich, Caroline Mosher and Carly Weeks.


Also against Shooters of South River, the Green Hornets 13UAB team won 29-24 in the championship. The team finished 11-1 behind coaching from Stacy Williams and Dan Kelliher. Leading the way were players Quinlyn Bary, Isabella Burleson, Tatum Davis, Pres Davis, Anya Diggs, Abigail Kelliher, Kendall Kemezis, Morgan Rausch, Paige Sanborn and Brynn Williams.


Made of fifth- and sixth-graders, 10U girls went undefeated in the Glen Arm President's Day Tournament with a combined score of 84-17. Overall, they went 11-1, defeating SRYA Lundberg, 19-11, in the championship game. The team was led by head coach Kurt Cerny and assistant coach John Distler. Players included Aurelea Cerny, Lila Coard, Emilyn Cover, Grace Distler, Sia Duggal, Kolbie Phillips, Eliza St. John and Lea Trippett.

Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Girls

This age group combines with BAYS for a co-op league so there are more teams and competition. The combined BAYS and Green Hornets, under the moniker Team Stafford, beat BAYS’ Team Boyer 18-11 in the championship. Greg Stafford served as the head coach and Michael Young was the assistant coach. Their team included Sydney Biel, Mary Joyce Beisler, Taylor Hans, Addie Matthews, Shaina Naran, Julie Pumphrey, Zoey Stafford, Emma Vancaster and Meghan Young.

Severna Park Dream Team

In the high school scrub championship, the Severna Park Dream defeated Team Defeo 27-24. The team included head coach Brandon Goodman and assistant Brack Williams, along with players Charlotte Astle, Kacey Callaway, Abigail Goodman, Stella Kidney, Millie Knoepfle, Jessica Ricci, Lacey Toth and Jill Weeks.

Fifth- and Sixth-Grade Girls

Representing Team Cliffe, these fifth- and sixth-grade girls won their championship, 13-7, vs. Team Jordan. The team was led by head coach Dawn Cliffe and assistant Kristy Wallace. Team Cliffe got contributions from Naomi Baker, Else Cliffe, Akari Duncan, Hunter Flynn, Liilian Dunlap, Leah Hill, Ellie Hollway, Charlotte Mazzola, Esther Oluboyo, Harper Priem and Kathryn Wallace.

Third- and Fourth-Grade Rec Champions

Team Kohler defeated Team Moloney 16-8. The Green Hornets team was coached by Paul Kohler and his assistants John Strawbridge and Brian Freiss. The team included Nora Bednarski, Lillian Cottle, Brooke Curry, Hadley Freiss, Finley Kohler, Lucy Kondisko, Caroline Ridley, Livia Strawbridge, Mia Ventrudo, Sarah Worthington and Eliana Nardone.


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