After taking three losses in a row prior to the holiday break, the Eagles have come back strong to mount a small win streak. Valor Christian High …
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After taking three losses in a row prior to the holiday break,
the Eagles have come back strong to mount a small win streak.
Valor Christian High School girls basketball took three losses
between Dec. 11 and 22. Having returned from the halt to winter
sports, the Eagles put up four wins against Evergreen by three
points, Wheat Ridge by one point, Legend by two points and a 56-31
stomp over Arvada.
With the win over Arvada, Valor Christian bounced back to a 6-5
Under the coaching of Sherryl Klosterman in her 25 years of
instructing high school ball, the Eagles had a strong season last
time out with the Pioneer League championship title and a 15-7
record. They lost in the second round of the Class 4A state
This year, Valor is back with senior Jenelle Beckie and juniors
Meg Gegen, Janine Beckie and Megan Davis among others. Jenelle
Beckie was a first-team all-league selection last season and the
Pioneer Player of the Year with eight points per game and 6.5
rebounds per. She is also one of the tallest players on the
Janine Beckie was also a first-team nod with seven points per
game and three steals per. Gegan received honorable mention having
closed the year with six points average and 2.5 assists per game.
Davis averaged six points per game as well.
This season, Kara Foley was expected to be a threat from outside
the perimeter. She has lead the team beyond the arc thusfar in the
season. Leading the team in scoring, however, has been sophomore
forward Annalise Pequette. Her and the two Beckie’s are averaging
about seven points per game so far.
“We’re a very athletic and quick team,” Klosterman said. “We’ll
play an uptempo style with a lot of defensive pressure.
“Good balance in our scoring and consistency could really propel
us to a very good season. Staying healthy is always key.”
In terms of experience, the Eagles are very young but very
athletic. Only in their fourth year of existence, the team took a
huge step forward in the strength of its schedule by joining the
Class 4A Jefferson County League. It has been a goal for Klosterman
to get her younger players experienced early in the season, and she
expected to see improvements coming into the Eagles’ league games,
Having beaten Evergreen, Wheat Ridge and Arvada, Jeffco’s latest
edition was off to a 3-0 start.
“The middle teams of the league will be very competitive and
anything can happen in this league,” the coach said.
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