By Christian Mordi / @thedribbledrop
Team: The Patrick School
Record Last season: 22-7, 9-1 in conference play
Key players: Lashae Dwyer, sophomore
Asonah Alexander, Senior
Potential emerging stars: Tink Davis, junior
Dana Hill, senior
Quanijah McDowell, senior
Team analysis: The Patrick School is one of the most dynamic teams in the state.
The party is always started by sophomore point guard LaShae Dwyer. The talented point guard is one of the most innovative ball handlers and finishers in New Jersey. Dwyer uses her kyrie-like moves and finishes to captivate the audience. She’s box office for sure. The addition of “Tink” Davis from Delaware via transfer is a major move as well. Davis can shoot it from deep is is very creative off the bounce as well. Temple commit Asonah Alexander is one of the most versatile players in the state. She’s a strong defender that can play multiple positions on the floor.
This team has an abundance of talent. Players Q. Mcdowell and Dana Hill all play major minutes and produce when their number is called. There has also been a lot of talks about the promise of Helena Lasic. The depth (and very good coaching,) of this team allows them to run a wide array of defenses and press the entire game.
If TPS can remain composed and efficient when the game is slowed down, this team could make a big time run. They have the talent to win the county chip and make some noise in March. Watch out for this team!
Stat to know: TPS made it to the UCT final last year but lost a close one 55-52 to Roselle Catholic.