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Lady Chargers, Beason, Set to Begin New Season

November 9, 2011
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DONALDSON – The Ancilla College women’s basketball team is preparing to kick off the 2011 season, its first under new head coach Stephanie Beason.

 

Beason, a native of Norwood, MO, took over for long time coach Dave Liverance this summer.  However, she is hardly the only new face on the Ancilla sidelines.

 

Brene Dailey (Indianapolis, IN/ Northwest HS), Natasha Ware (Indianapolis, IN/ Arlington HS), Brittany Cook (Florissant, MO/ Pattonville HS), Allison Bowman (Greentown, IN/ Eastern HS), and Danielle Burge (Delphi, IN/ Delphi HS) are new to the mix as well, joining a core of proven returners for the Lady Chargers.

 

““I’m really excited about this season,” said Beason.  “Not just because it is my first as a head coach, but because I have an exceptional group of young women on this team.  They are fun to be around, and that makes my job much easier.”

 

The Lady Chargers will be led by key returning players Katrina Vannoy (Fountaintown, IN/ Triton Central HS) and Rebecca Bunkowfst (North Judson, IN/ North Judson-San Pierre HS).

 

Vannoy averaged 9.6 points per game last season while Bunkowfst averaged 7.2 ppg.

 

“I’m expecting a lot out of Katrina and Bunk this season,” said Beason.  “Both of them are going to have to play a lot of minutes this season, but I know they’re up for the challenge.”

 

Other returners from last year’s team include Amanda Allender (South Whitley, IN/Whitko HS) and Tyana Hunt (Wabash, IN/Wabash HS).

 

“Because of our lack of size and true post players, both of these young women are going to have to see some time at the four and five positions this season,” said Beason.  “I think Amanda really enjoys going inside and being able to push around on opponents that are bigger than she is.  Once the game’s over, she tends to have since of pride when she succeeds.  Tyana is a huge asset to this team.  She works hard every single day in practice and never says a word when she doesn’t see as much playing time as she probably ought to.  Because of this, and her solid defense, Ty is going to begin seeing more minutes throughout the season.”

 

The Lady Chargers will play their season opener tonight against the Bethel College junior varsity in Mishawaka, IN.  Tipoff is at 7:00 p.m. EDT.

 

 

 

 

2011-12 Women’s Basketball Roster

# Name Cl. Pos.

Ht.

Hometown Previous School

3

Brene Dailey

FR G

5-4

Indianapolis, IN Northwest HS

10

Natasha Ware

FR F

5-9

Indianapolis, IN Arlington HS

14

Tyana Hunt

SO G

5-7

Wabash, IN Wabash HS

20

Brittany Cook

SO G

5-9

Florissant, MO Forest Park CC

24

Rebecca Bunkowfst

SO G

5-7

North Judson, IN North Judson-San Pierre HS

32

Amanda Allender

SO G

5-8

South Whitley, IN Whitko HS

33

Allison Bowman

FR G

5-7

Greentown, IN Eastern HS

40

22

Katrina Vannoy

Danielle Burge

SO

SO

G

G

5-8

5-2

Fountaintown, IN

Delphi, IN

Triton Central HS

Delphi HS

                                                                                         

 

Stephanie Beason

– Head Coach – 1st season

Bruce Hirschy

– Assistant Coach – 4th season

Marc Hayden

– Assistant Coach – 1st season

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