All of his life, Andrew Guckin heard the stories.
When Leah Kuczynski was 10, she walked onto the Immaculata University basketball court for the first time. She was playing for the Northeast Rockers and was thrilled about the chance to play on the revered Mighty Mac hardwood.
Although the four local girls squads hailing from the Philadelphia Catholic League and Catholic Academies League have very different strengths and strategies, there seems to be one common theme shared on the hardwood this winter — youth.
The Philadelphia Public League is budding with new players and coaches this girls basketball season. George Washington and Samuel Fels have named new skippers, and almost all five teams have a rookie roster.
St. Hubert senior Eireann Anastasi, an All-Catholic forward, is leading her team in scoring this season with 15 points per game.
George Washington’s Kathy Paul, who coaches the Eagles’ varsity field hockey, bowling and softball teams, is bringing her expertise to the basketball court.
If the Archbishop Ryan High School boys basketball team was any scrappier, they’d probably be stripped for parts and sold at the local junkyard.
Just weeks after helping the Eagles claim a Public League title on the football field, Truitt is teaming up with George Washington’s basketball squad.
’Tis the season for winter basketball, and with it comes The Northeast Times’ annual basketball preview.