Austintown Fitch Falcons High School Girls’ Basketball Preview 2021-22

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – At the end of March, Fitch hired Jeff Wilson as the next head coach of women’s basketball to replace Dan Schurrenberger who held the position for 5 seasons. Wilson has been an assistant in the Fitch basketball program in the past and most recently he was the head coach of the boys at Crestview until 2019.

“Our expectation is to improve in all aspects of the game both offensively and defensively,” said coach Wilson. “We need to reduce turnovers and shoot basketball much more efficiently. We had a great summer going to the Eastern Ohio Sports Complex (in Sherrodsville) and participating in the West Branch Summer League. We have matured a lot as a team. We’ve been in the weight room three days a week since April. Several girls got thousands of game speed shots throughout the summer. We want to improve each day and reach our full potential both individually and as a program. Competing in our league is a must to move the program forward in the right direction. We have a mix of youth and experience with a lot of hungry players who are ready to show what they can do.

With only one senior on the team, Coach Wilson is looking for his subclasses to take on more of a leadership role. “We have an interesting mix of juniors, sophomores and freshmen who have shown signs of being leaders.”

Top scorer Zayda Creque, a junior, returns after averaging 13.5 points per game and shooting nearly 31% from three points.

Sophomore Ayla Ray is also back after averaging 2.8 points and 2.3 assists as a debutant.

Fitch begins playing November 24 at Lakeside.

Fitch falcons
The Head Coach: Jeff Wilson, 1st season
Review 2020-21: 5-14

Team statistics 2020-21
Pointing offense: 40.8
Pointing defense: 51.8

Individual officers 2020-21
Rating: Zayda Crèque – 13.5
Free throw percentage: Julia Senediak – 80%
TThree-point percentage: Zayda Creque – 30.6%

Calendar 2021-22
November 24 – by the lake
November 27 – in Salem
November 29 – Poland
December 4 – in Chaney
December 6 – at Beachwood
December 8 – at the west branch
December 11 – Struthers
December 13 – Louisville
December 15 – Canfield
December 18 – to Cardinal Mooney
December 22 – at Boardman
December 27 – Ursuline
December 29 – Twinsburg
January 5 – in Harding
January 8 – in Howland
January 12 – East
January 15 – Massillon
January 19 – Marlington
January 22 – in Canfield
January 26 – Boardman
January 29 – Harding
February 2 – Howland

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