Calvary Christian To Forego 19-20 Basketball Season

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    Calvary Christian To Forego 19-20 Basketball Season

    It was announced today that Calvary Christian will forego the 2019-20 Girls Basketball season.

    This will cause a shakeup in the 10th Region All "A" Classic Bracket, and send teams scheduled to play the Lady Cougars this season to scurry to fill now vacant game dates.

    Hopefully, the Lady Cougars will be able to re-group and field a team moving forward.

    With the defection of Calvary Christian, the 37th District now becomes a 3 Team District.
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    Calvary went 13-15 last year. They had a 14 player roster with only two seniors. Their leading scorer was a sophomore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Calvary went 13-15 last year. They had a 14 player roster with only two seniors. Their leading scorer was a sophomore.
    Between the timing of this (mid November!!) and your information, this is really difficult to understand.

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    Really sad to hear. There are some very high character kids on that team. The players were not the most talented, but they seemed to work very hard. If my math is right, they were 54-60 over the last four seasons under Coach Speicher. I hope they're able to right the ship in the coming years.

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    Similar to what Silver Grove did a few years ago.

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    Have they been practicing the last several weeks? I can't get over how odd the timing of this is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Double Deuce View Post
    Have they been practicing the last several weeks? I can't get over how odd the timing of this is.
    I'm not in the inner circle, but do have some info on the matter. They did kick off with practices on October like other high schools. However, they had only 7 players from 7th-12th grade at that point. Over the last few weeks they added two high schoolers to their roster. But with a handful of the middle schoolers being fairly injury prone, and the team not possessing much depth, the decision was made by parents, AD Leach, and first year Head Coach Pierson to discontinue the season. It sounds like there was every intention to have a season and Coach Pierson did everything he could to assemble and train a team. But ultimately they felt that the girls would not be a safe position with the players they had to move forward.

    Disappointing timing for other schools, but a just a very difficult situation to navigate for their program. I do believe there were 18 players in the program last year. Most of them young.

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    Appreciate the insight, @BasketballNeverRests.

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