Niagara Gazette


December 11, 2012

Lakewomen look to repeat recent success

Niagara Gazette — Three years, three Niagara-Orleans League championships and three consecutive trips to the Section VI Class B-2 finals for the Wilson girls basketball team.

With an athletic team that blends experience with youth and athleticism, this year’s squad seems primed for another long sectional run.

Led by a quartet of captains — seniors Jamie Curry, Malorie Gagnon, Kate Placek and junior Emily Lasher — the Lakewomen thrive on turning defense into offense and running the floor.

“We’ve had a good start to the season so far,” coach Brian Baker said. “We beat a tough Starpoint team in the opener of our tip-off tournament, and then we beat Lew-Port in the championship.

“We still have games against Nichols and Holy Angels coming up, and hopefully those games will get us ready for the season.”

Curry, a four-year varsity player, is the team’s leader. Coming from a lineage of Wilson athletes, including her sister, Jessica, and five cousins, she brings experience and flexibility to the court. She was named honorable mention to the All-Western New York team as a junior and is off to a fast start this season, leading Wilson in points, assists and steals while being named MVP of the Wilson Tip-Off Tournament.

“She’s our point guard, but she can really play any position on the floor,” Baker said. “We move her around a lot.

“She’s been a great player for us. She’s a great senior leader and we’re looking for big things from her.”

Curry, Gagnon and Placek are the only seniors on the team. Gagnon and Placek, a guard and a forward, are both in their third seasons on varsity.

“(Gagnon) controls the floor,” Baker said. “She really runs a lot of what we do. She’s a very good defender and is very physical. She’s only about 5-foot-1, so teams look at her like she’s undersized, but she plays like she’s 6-foot.

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