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Abington Friends Girls Team Doing Well


Is anything hotter than a kangaroo in the winter? Apparently not. AFS is currently 12-3 overall and 3-0 in the Friends Schools League. After dropping their first three games, including an overtime thriller vs. Germantown Academy, the lady Kangaroos have reeled off 12 consecutive wins. "It all starts on the defensive end for us," said coach Jeff Bond. "Now that we've figured out how to work hard and work together defensively, we feel like we've got a good chance to compete with everyone on our schedule. Our sophomores [Kendall Hodges, Jordan Smith and Paige Mott] continue to develop into strong defenders, and they really help to set the tone for our approach. We look forward to testing ourselves in the Maggie Lucas Classic [Jan. 14] and all the other tough games we have ahead.”

 

AFS has reasons for the success and the win streak. Co-captain Paige Mott, a sophomore, leads the squad in both scoring and rebounding, averaging 12.5 points and 10.1 caroms respectively. Mott is firmly on the radar of collegiate coaches and has received several offers after an impressive summer campaign for Philly Triple Threat.

 

Mihjae Hayes, an eighth grader, has put together a strong start to her scholastic basketball career, averaging 10.3 points per game, 4.4 assists, and 3 steals.

Zaniyyah Ross-Barnes, a freshman, is chipping in with 8.5 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per contest.

 

 

Abington Friends Girls Team Doing Well
Jeremy Treatman - Contributor

Jeremy Treatman is the founder and co-director of the Scholastic Play-by-Play Classics and Sports Broadcasting Camps. Over 50 NBA players, including Lebron James, Kevin Durant, and Rajon Rondo played in his events when they were in high school. Jeremy wrote high school sports for the INQUIRER for 10 years, and was the first TV reporter for the HIgh School Sports Show on Channel 29 from 1994-2001. He currently is Comcast's announcer for all high school games.

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