Because of their youth when they started contributing to the varsity level, this season’s Norwell girls basketball team will look similar to the year prior once again. While their guard play has led them, the interior presence of Breann Barger was a huge part of the Knights’ run through last season, though falling short of capturing a title.
The long left hander is a capable ball handler when Norwell is in need, but that also presents a tough match up for opposing post players who are not as adept at handling on ball situations. She averaged 7.8 points and five rebounds per game last year as a junior. Now as the lone senior expected for the Norwell roster, she will have the chance to really establish herself as a leader vocally and by example. Barger is a tough defender who can guard most spots on the floor. Her long wing span helped her nab 1.4 steals per game last season.
“Breann is the lone senior on our roster and has never been defined by her statistical production. However, she unquestionably impacts an entire game with a unique presence. I’ve not coached a player who uses defensive angles to frustrate opponents quite like Breann does,” Norwell coach Eric Thornton says.
“Breann also presents match-up problems with her ability to drive the ball, shoot over defenders and extend offensive possessions with her rebounding. Breann is an outstanding teammate and will be a phenomenal leader for a group who wants to be really good.”