The Ranney School girls’ basketball team clinched the B-Central Division last year, going undefeated 12-0 in division play. They also posted an overall record of 19-7.
The future appears bright for continued success as the Panthers lost just one player to graduation. Essentially, the same team is coming back with more experience and maturity.
The squad looks like a powerhouse with five returnees who scored more than 150 points last season. Their leading scorer of the 2021-22 campaign, Raquel Guidetti (Jr. G), transferred to Rumson-Fair Haven. She pumped in 226 points last season with 69 coming from outside the arc. She also swiped 20 rebounds.
Haley Poser (So. G) scored 206 points as a freshman, 63 from three-point land. She also sank 43 from the foul line. Leading the squad in rebounds was Carlie Lapinski (Jr. F) with 54. She put up 197 points including 32 free throws. Sarah Hughes (Sr. G) topped the program in outside shooting with 75 of her 184 points coming from behind the arc. She also cleared the boards for 34 rebounds. Brooklyn Taylor (So. G) was good for 153 points, 42 from outside.
The Panthers have a strong bench. Players who put up good numbers last year and will enter the court in rotation are Emi Colella (So. G), Carissa Frederick (Jr. F), Leighanaa Jones (So. G), Lola MacRae (So. F), Katie Renaud (So. F), Bella Santulli (Sr. F) and Jessica Solovey (So. G).