No. 6 Rebels off to 3-0 start and rolling
Senior staff writer
With the exception of Roncalli, parity could be the best way to describe the 2015-16 girls basketball season for most Southside teams.
Ranked No. 6 in the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association poll, the Rebels (3-0) return with Miss Indiana Basketball candidate Lindsey Corsaro, a University of Kentucky recruit who is coming off an ACL injury.
Corsaro scored a career-high 42 points Saturday at Pike, her second night of 40-plus scoring in three games this season. With a strong cast, the Rebels edged No. 12 Carmel in overtime last week and No. 11 Pike.
Third-year Rebels coach Stan Benge has a lot of depth and experience to call upon.
Elsewhere, Greenwood with four starters 5 foot 4 inches tall or shorter, Perry Meridian with all players back, Manual with several transfers, and Greenwood Christian with four returning starters are poised to make noise this season. Southport and Beech Grove could be dark horses around sectional time.
Area players to watch include 5-4 Holly Hoopingarner of Greenwood, a bona fide Indiana All-Star candidate; Center Grove’s 5-5 floor general Lauren Rau; 5-9 Emma Dehart and 6-2 Jaelencia Williams of Southport; Beech Grove sophomores Cameron Cardenas and Katie Giller; and Pike transfer Calynn Jackson, who had a triple-double (17 points, 13 steals, 10 rebounds) in Manual’s opening game.
The three new coaches are Lee Taft at Greenwood, Jim Spurgeon at Manual and Kristin Raker at Beech Grove.
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