December 7, 2016
The Falcons Girls Basketball team is off to its strongest-ever start, posting a 9-2 record to begin the season. On Monday, the team notched its latest win, defeating Providence Classical School 58-24. The Falcons showcased their depth, with 11 different players getting on the scoresheet, led by Johanna Kloesel with 23 points.
Perhaps the strongest element of the team’s game, and a major contributor to its early success, has been its relentless, high-pressure defense.
“We have had a great start to the season because of our defensive pressure,” said Head Coach, Nick Isaac. “We have been forcing our opponents into more than 28 turnovers a game and only giving up an average of 29 points per game.”
Against Providence Classical, the Falcons forced 36 turnovers.
The Falcons strong run in its early games has been aided by the consistency of the team’s freshman and strong play from two of its sophomores, Gianna Airola and Mia Romero. Four freshman – Alexandra Wainwright, Emily Scruggs, Kathryn Parker, and GraceAnn Kloesel – have seen significant playing time and have quickly adjusted to the high school game.
“We have a good mix of upper and lower classmen,” said Isaac. “We have five returning upperclassmen who have been in our system for three years now and are continuing to get better every day. Johanna Kloesel ’17 is our leading scorer, averaging 15 points a game. We have also been very blessed with two very good freshmen classes in back-to-back years. This year’s freshmen and our sophomores have made big contributions to our team this year.”
This is the first season for the basketball program in the school’s new 17,000 square-foot facility, where they finally have a home.
“Playing in our new gym has been great,” said Isaac. “Having a consistent court to practice on and your own personal team locker room before and after games has made a big difference in our daily routines. Home games also feel like true home games now. The atmosphere with our crowd and student section has been awesome!”
The team plays its next game at home on Thursday, December 8 at 5:30 p.m. against St. Thomas Episcopal.
About Frassati Catholic High School: Founded in 2013, Frassati Catholic High School serves the families and parishes in the north Houston area of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Administered by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation from Nashville, TN, Frassati Catholic High School prepares students to walk on the path of true happiness through a robust college-preparatory curriculum rooted in the Catholic faith. The school currently serves students in grades 9-12. For more information about Frassati Catholic High School, contact Kyle Smith, director of communications, at 832-616-3227.