The North Penn-Mansfield girls basketball team wrapped up a stellar season on Feb. 19 in districts against Mount Carmel. Head coach Jason Dominick took some time to reflect on the successful season. Dominick said, “I felt that our season exceeded expectations. We were able to win 16 games which was a seven win improvement from the previous season. Overall, I felt that we exceeded expectations because our togetherness and team first attitude.”
That team first attitude was present when the girls took on Sullivan County. Coach Dominick said, “We had played four games in five nights and had to travel to Sullivan. We have an unbelievable effort and played right to the end with a district championship level team. Every player did what was asked and played for each other.”
In the final weeks of the season the North Penn-Mansfield Lady Tigers faced a difficult schedule that could have been a source of frustration, but the team took the challenge in stride. Dominick said, “We played a bunch of games without practice or rest, but we didn’t make excuses. Instead, we were excited for the opportunity to play basketball and spend quality time with our team.”
These Lady Tigers have shown a willingness to put others first both during and after games.
Coach Dominick said, “I believe a story that shows how special, this group is, was when they came every Saturday to work with our youth program. These ladies are unbelievable leaders who taught the game to our younger players, but most of all showed them that doing things for other people and having fun are important aspects of life.”
Looking ahead to next season coach Dominick said, “We have things to improve on, but we have the ability and mindset to accomplish great things. This really is a special group of kids that is a joy to work with. We will have the full offseason to prepare and will be excited to be back in the gym competing at a high level. I believe that the league will have the potential to be very competitive again. My hope would be that we continue to improve and are ready to compete every night.”