At the beginning of the season, Clear Creek girls basketball coach Robert Dennis must have made a note to himself that Clear Creek Lady Diggers
had several records to break.
So far this season, the girls have accomplished many of those, including:
1. The most games won in a season since the 2003-04 season. This season the team won 7 of 13 games. The Golddiggers deafeated Class 3A Metropolitan League opponent Platte Canyon 71-31 on Thursday and lost to Peak to Peak 36-35 on Saturday. The 2003-04 team won just six games.
2. The most games won consecutively since the 2002-03 season. Clear Creek won five-straight (all non-conference games) earlier this season.
3. The most Metro League conference games won in a season since the 2003-04 season.This season there have been two conference wins, tying the 2003-04 mark.
4. Bring a team back from a 1-19 record last year.
After Coach Dennis was making his list and checking it twice, this year's team must have done the same thing, by mapping out their course to have a winning season, all of the players have achieved personal bests.
Senior Danielle Lewis played in the 2003-04 season as a sophomore in six games, but didn't net any balls that season. She didn't play at all in the 2004-05 season, but this year has played in 14 games with 44 points scored. Danielle is co-captain of the team and has an upbeat attitude.
Her sister, freshman Missy Lewis, is a tall, accurate player who may have not have many points (just three), but she has a lot of potential as an up-and-coming basketball player. Both have achieved personal bests.
Starter senior Katie Liesveld played in the 2003-04 season as a sophomore in 10 games, but only had three points that season She started in the 2004-05 season as a junior and played in 15 games but went out due to injury late in the season. As a senior, she has played in 10 games with a 64-point total. She is co-captain of the team, and shows herself as a leader.
Her sophomore sister, Kori, a starter in last two seasons, hurt herself in the second game of the season, and won't be returning this season. Kori was the second leading scorer and rebounder on the team the 2004-05 season with 63 points and 78 rebounds.
Junior starter Elisse Headrick made 33 points for the 2003-04 season and had 48 rebounds. She averaged 3.0 points per game as a freshman. Although the team didn't do well in the 2004-05 season, Headrick was still a standout, having had been nominated as honorable mention player in the Metro League. She scored 144 points and had 73 rebounds and averaged 7.2 points per game.
In the 2005-06 season, she has 59 free throws, 15 3-pointers, 172 points and 103 rebounds so far this season and fluctuates between 11 and 13 points per game. Her career high was when she scored 20 against Kent Denver this season, although the team lost 57-42.
Starter junior Sam Reeves comes into the tough Metro League from Genoa-Hugo, which is a 1A school. She has already scored 107 points this season, and has made 8 3-pointers. She also has 82 rebounds.
Reeves fits in nicely with the team, and has made a difference both offensively and defensively, along with her sister, Nicole, a freshman, wjo is taller and provides back-up support at the post position. Sam has established herself in a leadership position as point guard and continues to achieve personal bests.
Sophomore starter Abby Miskolci, who most recently had an article written up about her in the Rocky Mountain News, is a fire starter who was born with only one hand. Although she is only about 5'3", she is quick, can block, steal, rebound, and can make 2-point, 3-point and free throw shots with ease. Last year she played in 13 games and 59 points with 10 3-point shots made.
This season she has scored 158 points with 22 3-point shots made. In the West Grand game, she made 5-of-11 3 point shots and finished with a career-high 20 points. She tied that mark against Platte Canyon. Her scoring average is 11.6 per game.
Sophomore Daniella Buss is one of three key reserves on the team. She is small, quick and smart. Last season she had 25 points and 28 rebounds. This season she has 39 points and 34 rebounds.
Sophomore Piper McGlaughlin plays hard and unforgiving. She is out on the court to get that ball, assist the other players and sometimes makes the points herself. Players on the team call her a "beast" because she can bench press more than 100 pounds.
Last season, she scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds in a total of 12 games. This season, she has scored six points and has rebounded four in a total of 5 games so far. If you are looking for someone with conviction, put Piper on the court.
Sophomore Hannah Popp does anything to rebound or block the ball from the other team. She is becoming a smart player, knowing where the ball is, and going after it. This season she has scored five points and grabbed 21 rebounds.
Allie Burrell is a freshman with big shoes to fill. Her brother, Chaz, is a top-ranked player in the state for points per game for the season. She is learning the ropes at home and on the Lady Diggers' court. She has contributed five points and five rebounds so far this season
in a total of 6 games. Willing to learn and the get job done.
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