Marian girls basketball team’s success carries over to new season

Knights are 9-1 heading into Friday’s matchup at Penn
Published: Dec. 8, 2022 at 12:03 AM EST
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MISHAWAKA, Ind. (WNDU) - The Marian Knights girl’s basketball team is picking up right where it left off last season.

The Knights are off to a 9-1 start after winning 20 games last season. The players on this year’s squad have now played varsity for at least three years under the system of head coach Steve Scott.

Marian has scored at least 50 points in all nine of its wins. The only game they scored less was in their lone loss to Washington, who is nationally ranked.

The team touched on what’s been clicking for them early in the season.

“We have a bunch of kids that have been playing for three or four years.” Scott said. “They’re all comfortable with each other. They’re all comfortable with our system. And we have some very good players. We’ve won our fair share of games the last couple of years, so the girls don’t lack any confidence. If anything, I’ve got to knock them down every once in a while.”

“Just us working together, moving the ball,” said Nevaeh Foster, senior shooting guard. “We’re all contributing to hitting shots.”

“It’s really fun to be playing with a team that plays well together, and we can all set up each other for shots,” said Aliya Hershberger, senior shooting guard.

With a win over Mishawaka already in the books, a win over Penn on Friday night would give the Knights the city title. Tipoff at Penn High School is set for 7:30 p.m.