By Christian Mordi / @thedribbledrop on Twitter
Team: St. John Vianney
Record Last season: 25-3
Key players: Sajada Bonner, Senior
Brelynn Bellamy, Senior
Sarah Karpell, Senior,
Rahmena Henderson, Senior
Potential emerging stars: Madison St. Rose, Freshman
Katie Hill, sophomore
Team analysis: St. John Vianney is one of the dynasties in girls basketball in the state of New Jersey. This team has seen great success over the years and that trend will continue this year.
The Lady Lancers boast four seniors (Karpell, Bonner, Henderson and Bellamy) who have committed to play Division One basketball. It could be argued that they play the best defense in the state. They run a wide array of presses at a high level that strangle opposing offenses.
The team is led by floor general Sarah Karpell. The Fordham commit sets the tone for this team on both sides of the floor. Quinnipiac commit Sajada Bonner may be the best two way shooting guard in the state. She’s an elite shooter that can hit hot quick. Brelynn Bellamy is one of the most underrated players in the state. She’s a solid rebounder, can defend multiple positions and can knock down the three. Rahmena Henderson is an an x-factor. Henderson is a scrappy defender who lives at the rim offensively. If that wasn’t enough, Vianney has added one of the best freshman in the state to their roster in Madison St. Rose.
SJV can play any style needed to win. They have a starting five loaded with talent and experience. The have one of the best coaches in the state in Dawn Karpell. This team has the talent to go all the way.
Stat to know: The Lady Lancers boast four seniors who have committed to play at Division One programs.