March 23, 2019
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Girls Basketball Preview: Berks II

Berks Catholic

Last Season’s Record: 20-8 (9-1 in Berks II); Lost to Lancaster Catholic in District 3 consolation game.

Top Returning Scorer: Katrina Balatgek (Sr., 12.4 PPG)

Projected Key Contributors: Devon Merritt (Soph., 8.9 PPG), Brooke Wensel (Jr., 7.9 PPG), Courtney Wensel (Jr., 7.0 PPG)

Player(s) to Watch: Brooke and Courtney Wensel will again take their sisterly act to the court this winter in hopes of leading the Saints to a Berks title and beyond.  Last season they combined to average about 15 points per game as sophomores.  They will need to fill the void left by Susan Bossler, who transferred to Pope John Paul II.


Last Season’s Record: 18-6 (7-3 in Berks II); Lost to Berks Catholic in first round of District 3 Playoffs.

Top Returning Scorer: Cyre Virgo (Jr., 10.1 PPG)

Projected Key Contributors: Kendra Bamberger (Sr., 8.8 PPG), Xiomara Toledo (Jr., 8.5 PPG), Madison Bossler (Sr., 2.6 PPG)

Player to Watch: Kendra Bamberger will be a fourth year starter and captain of the Tigers.  Expect her to use her experience to lead Fleetwood back to the District 3 playoffs.

Conrad Weiser

Last Season’s Record: 16-7 (7-3 in Berks II); Lost to Susquehannock in first round of District 3 playoffs.

Top Returning Scorer: Hannah Racis (Jr., 14.4 PPG)

Projected Key Contributors: Kennedy Lutz (Jr., 6.6 PPG), Gwyn Price (Jr., 5.0 PPG), Kristin Racis (Jr., 4.5 PPG)

Player to Watch: Hannah Racis led the way for the Lady Scouts last season.  She has a really good chance to be the top scorer in the entire county this year.


Last Season’s Record: 14-9 (5-5 in Berks II); Lost to Kennard-Dale in District 3 preliminary round.

Top Returning Scorer: Sydney Lesher (Sr., 10.8 PPG)

Projected Key Contributors: Kassidy Lesher (Sr., 10.4 PPG), Hannah Schoenly (Sr., 5.7 PPG), Nikkole James (Sr., 1.2 PPG)

Player(s) to Watch: The Lady Hawks basketball team is a Lesher family affair.  Expect Sydney, Kassidy, Chyanne, and Paige Lesher to all contribute for the Hawks this winter.

Schuylkill Valley

Last Season’s Record: 3-19 (1-9 in Berks II); No playoffs

Top Returning Scorer: Emily Hepner (Jr., 10.7 PPG)

Projected Key Contributors: Abby Boyer (Sr., 8.4 PPG), Lauren McEwen (Sr., 4.0 PPG), Madison Zimmerman (Soph., 2.3 PPG)

Player to Watch: Emily Hepner had a great sophomore season last winter and will look to continue her scoring ways as she heads into her junior campaign.

Twin Valley

Last Season’s Record: 2-19 (1-9 in Berks II)

Top Returning Scorer: Haley Kochel (Sr., 17.5 PPG)

Projected Key Contributors: Ashley Hoffman (Jr., 6.0 PPG), Megan Lackman (Jr.,3.5 PPG), Haley Morrow (Soph., 1.3 PPG)

Player to Watch: Hayley Kochel needs 309 points to reach 1000 for her high school career.  If she replicates her production of last season she will reach it in early February.

About Justin Allen

Justin Allen is a 23 year old native of Pottstown, PA. Justin is a die hard Philadelphia sports fan. Justin has also written, recorded, and performed music for the last 10+ years.