Girls basketball crew goes unbeaten in first 4 games

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FROM STAFF REPORTS

Aurora -- The Greenmen varsity girls basketball team has gotten off to an excellent start despite a major injury.

Heading into this week, the team was undefeated overall and tied with Kenston for the lead in the Chagrin Valley Conference Chagrin Division.

The squad (4-0 overall, 2-0 in the CVC) played only one game last week, easily beating Perry 61-28 at home.

"We are playing well," said coach Erika Schultz. "There are times we've been a little off because we have had to change at point guard, but we have come back each time."

Missing is Hanna Garneck, who broke her wrist during the Thanksgiving break and will be out six to eight weeks.

"We hope to get her back before the end of the season, so she'd be available for the postseason," Schultz said.

Against Perry, the Greenmen had huge first and third quarters, putting up 28 and 21 points, respectively. In the second and fourth periods, many substitutes entered the game and the squad tallied 8 and 4 points, respectively.

Aurora was up 28-4 after the first quarter and 36-7 at halftime.

Camilla Brown led the attack with 19 points, while Allison Howard added 16. Those two power players have led the squad in the first four contests, and also are fearsome on the boards.

"We played pretty well and shot 69-70 percent," said Schultz. "Perry has a new coach, so they are getting used to a new system.

"It was a very good game. We played pretty well despite getting into foul trouble. We missed a lot of layups, though."

The Greenmen were scheduled to take on Western Reserve Academy on Dec. 11. They will travel to Orange for a CVC Chagrin Division game on Dec. 14.

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