So far this season, the Girls’ Varsity basketball team has earned a very impressive 9-5 record on the season. The team lost a tremendous senior class last season, one that wouldn’t be easy to replace. On top of that, the team has been without one of its best players, sophomore Megan Dixon, for a good chunk of the season. Most recently, the team knocked of D3 South rival Norwell 41 to 31. Junior Steph Flynn had 20 points.
Flynn has been the offensive key for Hanover this season. In her third year starting on varsity, she has been consistently going for double digits for awhile now. Hanover is a young team this year but they are not without experience as many of their contributors are on their second or third go-round on varsity. Junior Point Guard Kayla McMahon, in her third year on varsity, is putting up good numbers. Meaghan Raab was an off-and-on starter last year, but this year has been filling up down low. Sophomore Maeve Hennebury, who saw some varsity time last year, has been a contributor off the bench this year. Forward Emily Sweeney and Guards Marissa Nimeskern and Alyssa Delahunt, all juniors, are returning after seeing some varsity time last year and have played key minutes.
Recently, it seems like every year the team has a couple of talented freshman. This year is no different. Taylor Scott has been filling a big role for the team so far. Lauren Gelly has been a nice asset for the squad. It’s a luxury that the Indians have been able to replenish so well recently.
The team is 8-4 in league play, good for a very high standing. The Patriot League is very tough with Scituate, Duxbury and Quincy perennially putting out very talented teams. Both the Plymouth teams who are new to the league this year have good teams. Dixon, who started last year as a freshman and is a very talented player, was a big loss when she went down for the season with an injury. The team had to deal with some adversity and struggled for a patch, but is back on track to their winning ways. As long as they continue to perform at a high level, the Indians have as much potential as any winter sports team to make some noise in the tournament.