Panthers News · BlackSwish Opens Season November 7th


The BlackSwish Girls Basketball Team opens play next Thursday night (11/7) in the PIT versus South Bend Riley.   This will be a 7:00 PM EST Varsity Only contest as SB Riley does not have a JV team.

Below is the information that was released to the local media for pre-season coverage:

2019-20 NorthWood Girls’ Basketball Media Release

 Head Coach:  Adam Yoder (6th Season, 81-45)

Assistants:  Gene Zercher (Associate Head Coach), Corey Duncan (VAR/JV Asst Coach), Chris Davis (JV Head Coach)

2018-19 Record:  16-8 (4-3 NLC)

 Graduation Losses with Career Totals:

Neely Trenshaw (Earlham College–Basketball):  233 PTS, 165 REBS, 157 ASST, 82 STL, 26 3FGM

Mackenzie Bergman (Franklin College—Soccer):  711 PTS, 210 REBS, 167 ASST, 170 STL, 135 3FGM

2019-20 Returners and Newcomers:

Name YR Returning Letter Winner HT POS Career PTS Career REBS
Maddy Payne 12 YES (3 Times) 6’1” F/C 584 335
Kate Rulli 12 YES (3 Times) 6’0” F/C 492 306
Karlie Fielstra 12 YES (3 Times) 5’9” G 169 67
Reagan Hartman 12 YES (2 Times) 5’5” G 17 13
Alea Minnich 11 YES (2 Times) 5’10” G/F 104 92
Bre Wise 11 YES (2 Times) 5’9” G/F 37 56
Kendal Miller 11 YES (2 Times) 5’7” G 109 54
Emma Martz 10 YES 5’7” G 0 0

Season Opener:  11/7/19 vs SB Riley

Full Schedule Can Be Viewed: https://gonwpanthers.com/teams/2668943/girls/basketball/varsity/schedule

 Coach’s Comments:

“We are very fortunate to return a lot of experience from a successful season last year.  Returning two All-NLC performers in Maddy Payne and Kate Rulli should serve us well, especially inside.  We’ve also been impressed with the improvement of our returning perimeter players.  All of our varsity players were in a fall sport, so it will take some time to get everyone on the same page.  However, our girls also had a lot of success in the fall, and we’re optimistic that the winning attitude and confidence the girls are bringing in will serve us well on and off the basketball floor.  We’re excited about the potential for growth over the course of the season, and with our schedule both in the NLC and non-conference, we’ll certainly be battled tested come sectional time.”