Lady ’Lopes begin season

By JIM RUMBLE

The 2018-19 season for the Avonworth girls’ basketball team got underway when they competed in the Deer Lakes Tourney last weekend.

On Friday, Dec. 7, the Lady ‘Lopes fell to Quaker Valley in the opening game 47-34. Junior forward Kat Goetz registered a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Avonworth faced Riverview the following night in the consolation game and evened out their record as they cruised to a 53-31 victory.

Goetz, who was selected to the all tourney team, scored 13 points while junior guard Lexi Mankey poured in 24 points.

Avonworth, 8-4 in conference play and 16-8 overall last season, return this year with lots of experience and will be led by senior forward Hayden Robinson.