The Lady Bucks’ freshmen girls basketball team wrapped up their season on Monday with a 54 - 53 victory over Scranton Prep.


The Lady Bucks’ freshmen girls basketball team wrapped up their season on Monday with a 54 - 53 victory over Scranton Prep.

“This was a great win for us,” said Paupack coach Ann Marie Simons. “I can’t say enough about this group of girls.

“They never give up, no matter the score and give 100 percent all the time.”

Bridgette Mann paced the Lady Bucks in scoring in the win over Prep with a game-high 24 points.

Rae Ehrhardt collected nine, Tori Ciszak with eight, Irene Dispenza had seven, and Caitlyn Gregory chipped in six.

Lady vs. Lady Hornets
The first time these two squads met on the hardwood this season, Honesdale put up a 37-point victory.

This time around the girls kept pace with the Hornets, and were within five points, before eventually losing 52-39.

“We had a lapse during the first quarter, but played them even the rest of the game,” said Simons.

Mann recorded a team-high 13 points for the Bucks.

Dispenza dropped in 11, Ehrhardt put up seven, Ciszak with six, and Gregory had two.

Katie Miller had a game-high 16 points for Honesdale.

At North Pocono
On Feb. 10 the girls traveled to Moscow and suffered a heartbreaking overtime loss, 41-37.

Ehrhardt sent the game into overtime for the Bucks when she drained a long distance three pointer to beat the buzzer.

“I was really proud of the way that we executed our play at the end of the game,” added Simons. “It was our first overtime game and even though we came up on the losing end, I think the girls learned a lot.”

Mann collected a game-high 12 points for the Lady Bucks.

Ehrhardt had eight, Dispenza and Natalie Christopher each had six.

Ciszak recorded four and Danielle Wontor had one.

Sara Moss had a team-high 10 points for North Pocono.

vs. East Stroudsburg South
On Feb. 12 the girls traveled to East Stroudsburg and fell to the Lady Cavs 40-37.

Mann had a game-high 12 points. Gregory recorded 10, and Dispenza had seven.

Ehrhardt, Alexa Mihalik, Christopher, and Ciszak all two points apiece.

“They have really improved steadily over the entire year,” said Simons.

“Even though we didn’t win all of the time, the girls themselves are the real winners.”

Seventh Grade Action
The Paupack seventh grade ‘A’ team finished out their season with a 24-22 loss to Dingman-Delaware.

Kennedy Thomas poured in a game-high 10 points for Paupack.

Skylar Wirth had six, Alicia Brindle and Amber Krautter each had two apiece.

‘B’ Team
The Paupack ‘B’ team closed out their season with an impressive 63-5 victory over Ding-Del.

With the win, the girls improved their record to 9-1 in the league, and 14-4 overall.

Nine different Paupack players put points in the scorebook, with Monika Smallwood leading the way with 14.

Molly Mowatt, returning from a recent ankle injury collected eight points and was named the Bucks; offensive player of the game.

Immani Paine also recorded eight points in the victory.

Brooke had six points and was named defensive player of the game for forcing many turnovers during the contest.

Sam Hopkins had six points, Sara Witte with five, Alex Tobey had four, and Molly Jansco chipped in two.