Cascia Hall Commandos Basketball – Presented by Tulsa Bone & Joint

Cascia Hall Commandos

BOYS

Coach: Danny Hightower

18-19 Record: 4-21

The Commandos of Cascia Hall are entering this basketball season looking to make big strides after a rough season a year ago. They went 4-21 in the 2018-2019 season but head coach, Danny Hightower, says that his squad has put in the work and he is ready to see what they can do. “We are looking forward to a productive season,” he said. “We return a lot of experience and we have worked hard in the weight room this year.” Seniors Luke Lawson (6-3, Sr.) and Patrick Pixley (6-5, Sr.) will look to lead the Commandos in their final season. Lawson ended last season averaging 16.3 points per game and he will look to continue that high scoring this season. Blake Van Doren (6-5, So.) will be a force that opponents will have to deal with close to the bucket. Grant Holley (6-1, Jr.) is a hard working athlete that will make an impact on the season. Matthew Gaberino (6-0, So.) and Spencer Forbes (6-5, Jr.) will both be looking to expand their role on the team and get them back on the winning track. Other players to watch are Jack Schloss (6-3, Jr.), Grant Phillips (6-3, Sr.), Hudson Darby (6-2, So.), Aidan Welsh (5-11, Jr.), Jack Gero (6-6, Jr.), and Frederic Rouse (5-11, Sr.).

GIRLS

Coach: Jason Hightower

18-19 Record: 14-12

Cascia Hall head coach, Jason Hightower, is entering this season with high hopes for his basketball squad. He has some key players returning and they will be looking to make a postseason run. “This group has a good core of returners and some exciting, young talent,” he said. “They are a hard working and fun team to be around each day. This group has all the pieces to contend for a Pinnacle League title.”

An explosive scorer, Kate Dreyer (6-1, Sr.) looks to lead the team with her dominant scoring again this season. She lead the team with 20.6 points per game, along with an average of 7.3 rebounds and four steals. Maryn Rodgers (5-7, So.) tallied 4.2 points, 1.5 rebounds, and one assist per game last year but she will need to make a bigger impact to help her team be successful. Clara Stephens (5-9, Sr.) averaged 2.5 points, three rebounds, one steal, and 1.1 assist last season and she will be leaned on to play a big role this year. Some impact players this season will be Megan Lobato (5-7, So.), Allie Gammill (5-8, Jr.), and Kaylin Gilliam (5-2, Jr.). Other players to watch are Zoe Gardner (5-9, Jr.) and Bella Gursky (5-3, Sr.).