The HFL 8 Girl Cougars completed their season playing in the 2013 March Madness Tournament at St. John Fisher College. The Cougars faced stiff competition throughout the tournament against Penfield, Pittsford, Hilton, and East Irondequoit. The team played hard and put forth great effort in each of the contests. Typically, the Cougar were smaller and lighter than their competiton. However, the Cougars played gritty from opening tip to the ending buzzer. The squad completed the tournament in 4th place. The tournament marked the end of the Travel Basketball careers of Brittany Chamberlain, Megan Slymon, Tori Jones, Emma Gilbert, Madison Meehan, Rhiannon Demilio, Erin Beikirch, Emma Hagreen, Elise Olivo, Melissa Antalek, Alyssa Lewis, Caroline Allison, and Emma Rowe. Many of these players have participated in the Travel Program since 3rd or 4th grade. Over the years these players have competed in hundreds of games and practices. It has been a fantastic journey!
The HFL 8 Girl Cougars completed the Elim League with a 9-1 record making them the league champion this season. The Cougars played consistently well during the two months worth of games. When combined with the Monroe County League, the Cougars completed the season with a 13-4 league record. It has been a solid season for the Cougars. The team plays hard and puts forth great effort every game. The Cougars have shown they can compete with all opponents in Monroe-Livinston-Ontario Counties.
HFL 8 Girl Cougars split games during their final weekend at Elim. The Cougars lost to Victor and defeated Cal- Mum. The loss to Victor was their only loss for the season at Elim. The Cougars finished Elim play with a 9-1 record. The Cougars appeared sleepy and could not find their rhythm in the first game. The Cougars bounced back in the second game against Cal-Mum with pressure defense, balanced scoring, and quick transition offense. Brittany Chamberlain scored 8 followed by Elise Olivo (7), Rhiannon Demilio (5), Megan Slymon (4), Madison Meehan (4), Melissa Antalek (2), and Emma Rowe (2). The Cougars will end their season with the March Madness Tournament at St. John Fisher College during the first week in March.
The HFL 8 Girl Cougars played a truly outstanding game Saturday in defeating Victor 46-12. The Cougars played every aspect of the game well. The team played excellent pressure defense, solid transition basketball, unselfish fast breaking, made a high percentage of their shots, and had very few turnovers.It was probably the best overall game they have played this season. Balanced scoring was evident. Nine out of the eleven players scored. Scoring included Rhiannon Demilio (10), Madison Meehan (8), Megan Slymon (6), Tori Jones (6), Brittany Chamberlain (4), Emma Hagreen (4), Alyssa Lewis (4), Emma Gilbert (2), and Melissa Antalek (2).Emma Rowe and Elise Olivo did not score, yet contributed greatly to the victory. The team played excellent basketball today.
The HFL 8 Girl Cougars defeated Dansville 34-15 on a snowy Saturday at Elim. The story of the game was unselfish passing and teamwork. The team did a wonderful job seeing the court and passing the ball ahead to a teammate. All the players did not score, but all the players contributed to the total team effort. Emma Rowe, Emma Hagreen, and Elise Olivo had numerous assists. Caroline Allison and Alyssa Lewis played solid defense. Melissa Antalek,Tori Jones and Erin Beikirch controlled the paint area and grabbed key rebounds. Madison Meehan, Emma Gilbert, and Megan Slymon took care of the ball handling duties. In terms of scoring, Madison Meehan had 15, Emma Gilbert 10, Megan Slymon 5, and Melissa Antalek and Emma Hagreen each contributed 2.The squad continues to play well in the Elim League.
The HFL Girl Cougars defeated Bloomfield 36-14. Pressure defense and balanced scoring were evident throughout the game. The Cougars forced many Bloomfield turnovers with a combination of full court pressure and with a quarter court extended 2-3 zone and man2man defense. Ten of the twelve Cougar players scored. Tori Jones and Madison Meehan had 7 points each, while Megan Slymon (5), Brittany Chamberlain (4), Emma Rowe (3), Elise Olivo (3), Alyssa Lewis (2), Rhiannon Demilio (2), Emma Gilbert (1), and Erin Beikirch (1). Melissa Antalek and Emma Hagreen controlled the paint area defensively and grabbed timely rebounds. It was a nice team victory with not only balanced scoring, but balanced playing time as well.
The HFL 8 Girl Cougars defeated Victor 28-17 on Saturday. The key to the victory was the full court pressure that led to transition baskets for the Cougars. The game was close through the first ten minutes, but then the Cougars went on a 12-0 run to take a 16-6 half time lead. The margin of victory stay consistent throughout the second half. Again, the Cougars had a balanced scoring attack with sven of the ten players scoring. Madison Meehan (12) and Rhiannon Demilio (7) led the scoring, while Megan Slymon, Caroline Allison, Melissa Antalek, Elise Olivo, and Emma Gilbert contributing baskets. Erin Beikirck, Emma Rowe, and Emma Hagreen contributed on both ends of the court. The team is playing good basketball and making good basketball decisions.Their effort and team work remain outstanding.
The HFL 8 Girl Cougars continued their winning ways by defeating Dansville 42-15 in the second game on Saturday at Elim. Again, a total team effort was on display. Pressure and forced turnovers was the key to victory. The Cougars continuously put pressure on Dansville ball handlers. Balanced scoring was evident with 8 playing tallying points; Elise Olivo (11),Rhiannon Demilio (8), Megan Slymon (6), Brittany Chamberlain (6), Emma Rowe (5), Emma Gilbert (2), Madison Meehan (2), and Alyssa Lewis (2). Tori Jones, Melissa Antalek, and Caroline Allison logged alot of playing time and contributed with rebounds, defense, and assists. The Cougars played two games and put forth great effort on this day.
The HFL 8 Girl Cougars defeated Bloomfield 35-17 at Elim. It was a total team effort. Pressure full court defense was the key to the game. The 2-2-1- full court press and the match up 2-3 zone forced many Bloomfield turnovers. Additionally, the Cougars had balanced scoring with 9 players tallying points; Madison Meehan (8), Emma Hagreen (6), Rhiannon Demilio (5), Brittany Chamberlain (4), Megan Slymon (4), Melissa Antalek (3), Emma Gilbert (2), Alyssa Lewis (1), and Elise Olivo (1).
The HFL 8 Girl Cougar defeated Churchville 27-15. The Cougars used a tough and relentless 2-2-1 full court press in the first half that limited Churchville to four points. The game was decided five minutes in to the second half. It was a solid team win for the Cougars that allowed all players to contributions on both ends of the court. The team's effort and work ethic is second to none. Each contest this season has shown that the team consistently plays hard throughout the entire game....and playing hard leads to good results. Scoring came from Rhiannon Demilio (12), Emma Gilbert (7), Megan Slymon (6) and Tori Jones (2). Brittany Chamberlain and Madison Meehan provided stability as ball handlers and dished out timely assists. Emma Rowe, Caroline Allison, and Alyssa Lewis played solid defense, while Emma Hagreen and Melissa Antalek controled the boards.
The HFL 8 Girl Cougars got off to a slow start against Eastside 8. Poor shooting in the first quarter set the tone for the game. The Cougars got many good looks at the basket, but were unable to capitalize on it. Eastside raced out to a quick ten point led in the first quarter, and that was the difference in the game.Eastside defeated the Cougars 40-30. Both teams played even over the last three quarters. It semed as though a lid was on the Cougar basket. However, the Cougars played tough throughout the contest. The Cougar second half full cort zone press caused many Eastside turnovers that got the Cougars within striking distance. But, Eastside made some clutch shots in the fourth quarter. Once again, which has been true all season,the Cougars had balanced scoring with eight players tallying points. Emma Gilbert (6), Megan Slymon (5), Rhiannon Demilio (4), Erin Beikirch (4), Melissa Antalek (4), Elise Olivo (3), Emma Rowe (2), and Madison Meehan (2). Brittany Chamberlain, Caroline Allison, Tori Jones, Alyssa Lewis, and Emma Hagreen also contributed to the total team effort.
The HFL 8 Cougar defeated Victor 36-22 to open the Elim League. The Cougars used balanced scoring to pull away from Victor at the end of the first half and it continued throughout the second half. Eight Cougar players scored with Megan Slymon leading the way with 9 points, Emma Gilbert (8), Rhiannon Demilio (6), Brittany Chamberlain (4), Elise Olivo (3), Erin Beikirch (2), Emma Hagreen (2), and Melissa Antalek (2). Tori Jones, Alyssa Lewis, Caroline Allison, and Emma Rowe also contributed to the team victory.
The HFL 8 Girls faced quality competition during the the Holiday Tournament held at St. John Fisher College over Christmas Break. The Cougars faced three outstanding teams: Fulton/Syracuse, CYP and Hilton.The opponents out-sized the Cougars, yet the Cougars continuous gave great effort and played with a scrappy-toughness. In fact, in the game against CYP, the HFL 8 squad only had 6 players. Each game the Cougars came up short, but the quality opponents forced the Cougars to bring their level of play to a higher level. It was a great experience for the team, and gave them a greater appreciation and awareness to the level of basketball in the greater Rochester area. The Cougars continue league games against Victor and Eastside the weekend of January 5-6.
The HFL 8 Girl Cougars defeated Victor 29-26. It was a defensively driven game, with both teams making scoring difficult. The Cougars used the clock and their ball handling skills to their advantage over the last three minutes of the game to secure the victory. Team contributions were made by Brittany Chamberlain, Megan Slymon, Emma Gilbert, Rhiannon Demilio, Emma Hagreen, Melissa Antalek, Alyssa Lewis, Caroline Allison, and Emma Rowe. The team's signature trademark during their Monroe County success this season has been their relentless and tenacious effort. It was a busy weekend fro the Cougars notching two victories. The team will be preparing for an up coming Holiday Tournament held at St. John Fisher College.
The HFL 8 Girls used a strong defensive, accurate shooting, and a relentless fastbreak to defeated Northcoast 57-27. The girls' effort was outstanding. The team gave totally of themselves from the beginning jump ball to the final horn. The Cougar wore down their opponent. Scoring contributions came from Brittany Chamberlain, Megan Slymon, Emma Gilbert, Madison Meehan, Rhiannon Demilio, Emma Hagreen, Alyssa Lewis, and Caroline Allison. Elise Olivo, Meliaas Antalek, and Emma Rowe also contributed to the victory.
The HFL 8 Girls team used team speed and relentless defense to defeated Victor 39-27. The Cougars used pressure defense that led to many Victor turnovers. The Cougar guards continually pressured the Victor ballhandlers and thus limiting their offensive productivity.The Cougars also shut down Victor's inside game with solid post and perimeter defense. Rebounding was an another Cougar bright spot against a much taller Victor team. Additionally, the HFL 8 Cougars attacked the basket and were successful in getting many good shot opportunities. Cougar scoring contributions came from Brittany Chamberlain (18), Megan Slymon (7), Madison Meehan (6), Tori Jones (2), Melissa Antalek (2), Rhiannon Demilio (2), and Emma Gilbert (2).
The HFL 8 Girls opened the 2012-13 season with a busy weekend by playing three games. The Cougars played PYB 8 twice followed by one game with Northcoast 8. Saturday, HFL 8 played a tall and talented PYB 8 team.The Cougars got off to a slow start in the first half, and that was the difference in the game. The Cougars played an even second half, but eventually Penfield secured the victory.The Cougars had balanced scoring with contributions from Brittany Chamberlain, Megan Slymon, Tori Jones, Emma Gilbert, Emma Hagreen, and Elise Olivo. Sunday morning the Cougars traveled to Penfield to again play PYB 8. The Cougars played better, but PYB 8 was the better team that day.The good news was the balanced scoring that the HFL 8 team showed. Scoring contribuations came from Brittany Chamberlain, Megan Slymon, Tori Jones, Emma Gilbert, Madison Meehan, Rhiannon Demilio, Elise Olivo, and Caroline Allison. The third game of the weekend pited the HFL 8 Cougars against Northcoast 8. It was an exciting game right to the end. The HFL 8 team outlasted Northcoast 39-37. The Cougars played a tough minded game, especially in the second half. Team defense was the key in the second half. HFL 8 pressure defense caused many NC 8 turnovers and easy Cougar baskets. The Cougars made important defensive stops and grabbed critical rebounds. For the third stright game the Cougars displayed balanced scoring with contributions from Brittany Chamberlain, Megan Slymon, Tori Jones, Emma Gilbert, Madison Meehan, Rhiannon Demilio, Elise Olivo, and Alyssa Lewis.
High School Boys & Girls open the season this week! Support the Teams!
Girls varsity and JV have home opener Tuesday, 12/4/12.
Our varsity and JV boys also have first game on road Tuesday at WC
Please wear either wear jerseys or shooting shirts to school Tuesday to support the teams.