(2010 - 2011) - Basketball Girls

Varsity Head Coach - Andrea Bell

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February 16, 2011

VALIANT MAVS EFFORT FALLS SHORT IN GREENWOOD
 
WOW! What a game! No one at Greenwood High School was asking for their money back after the basketball game Tuesday night. There was a buzz in the gym after the game as many fans lingered, waiting on the teams to emerge from the locker room. A couple of lines in the Greenwood Index Journal today read, "the Mavericks trailed by double digits, but they fought back into the game and made Greenwood sweat until the waning moments" and "the Eagles had to withstand a furious rally from Mauldin." It's obvious to most had the Mavs received the #3 seed in their region tie with Dorman that they would be headed to the 2nd round of the playoffs on Friday. It's heartbreaking to lose in the first round after such a nice season but what The Lady Mavs found out about themselves in the 2nd half in Greenwood is much more valuable than a 20 point win at Wren would have been. The scoring on the night was as follows: Tori 18, Kentra 14, Morgan 6, Raz 6, Tiffany 6, and Caitland 4. The final score Greenwood 59 Mauldin 54. Thanks for a great season Lady Mavs players and coaches. You were a joy to watch and made us all proud. Those last 16 minutes of heart and effort put a good stamp on the 2011 season. 


 

February 12, 2011

LADY MAVS COMEBACK FALLS SHORT
 
After trailing the whole game, the Lady Mavs rallied to tie the Lady Rams at 33 early in the fourth quarter Friday night. The region 2-4A co-champions Hillcrest Lady Rams responded to the Mavs rally with a 20-3 run to end the gallant Lady Mavs hopes for an upset win as the Mavs fall 53-36 to the Rams. Once again there was no lack of heart or effort in the Lady Mavs. Cold team shooting got the best of the girls as they could only hit 20% of their shots from the field on the night. Their 72% free throw shooting and defensive effort allowed the girls to pull even with the Lady Rams with 5 minutes to play. The scoring was as follows Tori 16, Kentra 8, Raz 5, Morgan 3, Caitland 2, Cassy 2. All the girls scored 100 in their effort. The Lady Mavs finish the regular season 18-5 overall and 7-5 in the region. The girls finished tied with Dorman in 3rd place. The tiebreaker system used by our region favors Dorman and gives them the #3 seed. Over in Region 1 two teams tied for 2nd and I believe they are deciding that tie on a neutral basketball court tonight in a rubber match game. That kind of sounds like the way to do it! The Lady Mavs travel to Greenwood Tuesday to take on the #6 rated Lady Eagles who have only 2 losses this season, both of them coming against Hillcrest. Coach Bell is very familiar with facing Greenwood in the state playoffs from her playing days and I'm sure she will have her troops fired up to pull off the upset. The Lady Mavs could make some statewide noise as #4 seeds don't beat #1 seeds. The heart and pride that is this group of girls will have to be on display for 32 minutes, than if the ball bounces our way a few times who knows what could happen in Greenwood. Girls, your fans believe in you and your tough region games have prepared you for this game. Go Lady Mavs! 


 

 

February 9, 2011

LADY MAVS FALL TO THE PATRIOTS 71-58
 
Even though they came up short, heart and pride was on display, wearing a Lady Mavs uniform at J.L. Mann last night. Playing against the #4 team in the state the Mavs fought back from down 13 in the first half, cutting the Mann lead to 4 at one point. Than in the second half down 22, (when alot of teams would have been looking for their bus)our Lady Mavs refusing to give up, got within 10 with a little over 2 minutes to play. Morgan Alexander had a career high 28 points, and her 35th double-double as she added 12 rebounds to the effort. Raziya Prince playing perhaps her best game of the season tossed in 13 points for the Mavs. Tori Whittenberg had a season high 9 assists to go along with 6 points.The rest of the scoring was Caitland Considine and Cassy Cuevas with 4 each, Tiffany Sullivan 2, and Kentra Washington 1. Next up is a go for broke game versus the #5 Hillcrest Rams at home on Friday. Seven of the girls who start this game have been playing with and against each other for 7 years and this is the last time they will all be on the court together as the 4 On Hillcrest are all seniors. 


 

February 5, 2011

LADY MAVS GET THEIR 18TH WIN
 
The Lady Mavs are now 18-3 on the season after a 74-49 victory at Boiling Springs on Friday night. The Lady Bulldogs played a much better game than they had 6 days earlier in Mauldin and hung around with the Mavs for 3 quarters, trailing by only 9 heading into the final 8 minutes. For the second time in 10 days the Lady Mavs combined for 9 three pointers and opened the game up in the 4th quarter when Cassy Cuevas hit a couple of shots from downtown to stretch the lead to 17 points. From than on it was all Mavs as the girls cruised home with a 25 point win. An open shot is an open shot no matter who your playing and it would be nice to bring one of those 9 three pointer games into the battles next week with the region leaders and see how much that helps our cause. Cassy Cuevas showed up at Boiling Springs with a career high 15 point game and Morgan Alexander decided to drop her career 34th double-double on the Lady Bulldogs finishing the night with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Tori Whittenberg and Raziya Prince combined for 5 of the 9 threes, as Tori ended the evening with 15 points and Raziya added 14. Kentra Washington scored 8 and Caitland Considine pitched in with 3 to round out the nights scoring. The Mavs next hit the court on Tuesday night at J.L. Mann. 


 

February 2, 2011

LADY MAVS FALL SHORT AT DORMAN
 
To defeat any of the three toughest teams in our region The Lady Mavs have to show up with their best game. On Tuesday night at Dorman the Mavs didn't have their best game with them and came up short in a battle with the Cavaliers losing 64-53. The loss wasn't due to lack of effort, as the girls battled a good team with everything they had. The Lady Mavs won the 1st and 4th quarters, but let the game get to far away from them in the 2nd quarter when a series of turnovers resulted in loss shot attempts for us and some easy baskets for Dorman. The Mavs are now 17-3 on the season with the 3 losses all coming against quality basketball teams. The scoring on the night went as follows: Morgan Alexander 20, Tori Whittenberg 12, Raziya Prince 8, Kentra Washington 6, Caitland Considine 4, and Tiffany Sullivan 3.Next up for the team is a game at Boiling Springs on Friday. Next week we conclude the regular season with rematches against Mann and Hillcrest. 


 

January 28, 2011

LADY MAVS GET 16TH WIN
 
Sometimes during a long successful basketball season a good team has to "win ugly". On Friday night against the Riverside Warriors the Lady Mavs got that "ugly win". Struggling with turnovers and cold shooting the Mavs got enough done to secure win #16 on the season, beating the Warriors by a score of 44-32. The 44 points added up as follows: Morgan Alexander 8, Kentra Washington 9, Tori Whittenberg 16, Caitland Considine 6, Tiffany Sullivan 3, and Cassy Cuevas 2. The Mavs return to the floor this afternoon at 2:00 as Boiling Springs comes to Mauldin for the matinee contest.


 

January 26, 2011

LADY MAVS GET 15TH WIN OF THE SEASON
 
What happens when four girls combine for 9 three pointers and three players score career highs? You win a game by 40 against a team you defeated by only 9 a month earlier. Mauldin 75 T.L. Hanna 35! Trying to stayed primed for the remaining tough region games on the schedule, the girls gave the Yellow Jackets from Hanna a full dose of Lady Mavs basketball on Tuesday night. Kentra Washington had a career high 19 points, Cassy Cuevas showed up at the gym with her career best 10 points, and with encouragement from the bench Jessica Bigner dropped in a career high 4 points on Radio's favorite team. Tori, Kentra, Caitland, and Cassy combined for 9 three pointers as the Mavs shot 53% from downtown on the evening. The rest of the scoring for the Mavs was Tiffany with 4, Raziya 3, Tori 12, Morgan 16, Caitland 7. The rest of the week has the Mavs at home against Riverside Friday night and Boiling Springs at home on Saturday afternoon at 2:00.


 

January 22, 2011

LADY MAVS GET 14TH WIN
 
Playing a fast paced, fun to watch, up tempo style of basketball, the Lady Mavs returned to the win column Friday night at Byrnes coming home with a 65-36 victory. Fueled by Morgan Alexanders 31st double-double of her career the Mavs proved to be too much for the Lady Rebels. Morgan had 20 rebounds to go along with her 19 points and the rest of the scoring was Tori Whittenberg with 20, Raziya Prince 10, Kentra Washington 7, Caitland Considine 4, and Tiffany Sullivan 4. The Mavs return to their home court Saturday afternoon at 2:00 where they  will do battle with the #3 ranked J.L. Mann Patriots. 


January 19, 2011

LADY MAVS SUFFER FIRST LOSS
 
The Lady Mavs team that played the first 13 games of this season didn't make it over to Hillcrest High on Tuesday night. We think they may have been lost in the snowstorm of the week before. As a result of their absence the Lady Mavs came up short for the first time this season losing to the Rams by a score of 53-35. Playing by far their worst first quarter of the year the girls fell into a 13 point hole down 19-6 after 8 minutes of action. Not a good place to be when your on the road playing the #5 team in the state. Even though the Mavs won the 2nd quarter and the 4th quarter, they couldn't overcome the 13 points they spotted the Rams to begin the game. The scoring on the night went as follows: Tori Whittenberg 13, Kentra Washington 10, Morgan Alexander 8, and 2 points each for Cassie Cuevas and Caitland Considine. The Lady Mavs have a couple of days to find themselves and continue on this excellent season as they play again on Friday night at Byrnes.


 

January 7, 2011

LADY MAVS BEAT DORMAN
 
The Dorman Lady Cavaliers came to town on Friday night averaging 70 points per game, including opening their season this year by scoring 114 points in their first game of the season. I bet they wish they had saved some of those points for their trip to Mauldin last night. The Lady Mavs playing with tremendous pride, heart, intensity, and team unity held the high scoring Cavaliers to just 38 points to come away with a 48-38 victory. It's as if the girls had been training all season to stand up to the highly rated teams in the tough region 2-4A. When the Lady Mavs held a slim lead after 8 minutes of play you knew that it was Game On! You won't find a group of girls with more pride and heart than this 2010-2011 version of the Lady Mavs. With the win the Mavs are now 13-0 on the season and 3-0 in the region. The scoring on the night went as follows: Tori Whittenberg 13, Morgan Alexander 12, Kentra Washington 11, Raziya Prince 8, Caitland Considine 3, and Cassie Cuevas 1. Next up for the team is a scheduled home game with Boiling Springs on Tuesday, if we don't get snowed out.


 

January 5, 2011

LADY MAVS GRAB 2ND REGION WIN
 
The Mauldin Lady Mavs ventured over to Riverside High Tuesday night and returned home with a 58-40 victory in a game they were in control of from start to finish. The scoring on the night went as follows: Tori Whittenberg 17, Kentra Washington 15, Caitland Considine 10, Morgan Alexander 9, and Raziya Prince 7. Next up for the Mavs is Dorman at home Friday night. Dorman suffered a rare region defeat at Mann Tuesday night and won't be looking to lose 2 games in Greenville County in the same week. The Lady Mavs now head into the thick of the region schedule were they have been picked to finish 4th. Our region is the toughest in the state. In the latest Massey Ratings Mann is ranked 3rd in the state, Dorman 10th, Hillcrest 11th and our Mavs 18th. The Dorman Lady Cavaliers have won our region the past 10 years in a row and have played in the state championship game 6 out of the last 8 years. 


 

December 31, 2010

LADY MAVS WIN 2010 SANDLAPPER TOURNAMENT
 
Playing their trademark team basketball the Lady Mavs were able win the 2010 Lady Sandlapper Tournament by defeating Eastside 40-22. In a slow paced game (Eastsides trademark) the Mavs led all the by 7 or 8 points and were able to put the game away with a 13-4 fourth quarter. The scoring went as follows: Tori   Whittenberg 11, Caitland Considine 8, Kentra Washington 6, Raziya Prince 5, Morgan Alexander 5, Tiffany Sullivan 4, and Cassie Cuevas 1. Next up the 11-0 Mavs head into the thick of Region 2-4A visiting Riverside next Tuesday and than returning home to host the ten times in a row defending region champs Dorman Cavaliers on Friday night.


 

December 30, 2010

LADY MAVS ADVANCE TO CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
 
The Lady Mavs downed Greer 52-50 and will play tournament host Eastside tonight for the Lady Sandlapper Tournament Championship. Kentra Washington and Morgan Alexander both had double-doubles to lead the Mavs into the championship game. The scoring for the victory went as follows: Kentra Washington 17, Morgan Alexander 12, Raziya Prince 8, Caitland Considine 6, Tori Whittenberg 5, and Tiffany Sullivan 4.


 

December 29, 2010

LADY MAVS STAY IN WINNERS BRACKET
 
In their opening game of the Lady Sandlapper tournament the Lady Mavs found themselves in trouble at halftime down 24-22 to Travelers Rest. TR had defeated the Mavs in the opening game of this tournament the last two years and looked like they might be on their way to doing it a third time. The girls met with coach Bell and coach Jones at halftime and decided that they didn't want to go to the losers bracket on day one again this year! Returning to the floor with their defense turned up a couple of notches, the Mavs still found themselves down 34-29 with 11 minutes to play in the game. Then the machine that is the Mauldin Lady Mavs starting clicking on all cylinders on offense and went on a 17-0 run and finished the game out scoring TR 32-10 in the final 11 minutes for a 61-44 victory. The scoring for the Mavs went as follows: Tori Whittenberg 17, Morgan Alexander 16, Kentra Washington 16, Raziya Prince 8, Cassie Cuevas 3, and Caitland Considine 1. Round two finds the girls facing Greer today at 6:00.


December 18, 2010

LADY MAVS REACH CHRISTMAS BREAK 8-0
 
Team: a group of people working or playing together, especially as one side in a contest a.k.a. The Lady Mavs. By putting on a display of beautiful teamwork the Lady Mavs were able to notch win number 8 on the season Friday night at T.L. Hanna High School winning 53-44. Opening the game with a nice first quarter once again, enabled the Mavericks to take a 29-16 lead into the halftime break. The Hanna girls came out fired up after a meeting with their coach during intermission and played much better basketball in the second half. Playing inspired ball the Yellow Jackets were able to close the Lady Mavs lead to just 5 points with 2 minutes left in the game. Returning to the floor after a Coach Bell timeout the girls took care of business in the final 2 minutes and brought home a 53-44 victory. The Mavs scoring on the night went like this: Tori Whittenberg 17, Raziya Prince 11, Morgan Alexander 10, Kentra Washington 9, Cassie Cuevas 4, and Tiffany Sullivan 2. Next up for The Lady Mavs will be their opening game in the Lady Sandlapper Tournament on Dec. 28th, taking on Travelers Rest at Eastside High at 4:30  



 

 

 


December 15, 2010

LADY MAVS WIN REGION OPENER
 
The Lady Mavs begin region play Tuesday night against the Byrnes Lady Rebels and came away with a 38-27 victory. Another well played first quarter by the Mavs led to a 17-6 lead after one period of play. From then on the determined Rebels playing for their fired up first year coach matched our Mavs evenly on the scoreboard, leaving Mauldin with a 38-27 win at games end. The scoring on the night went as follows: Tori Whittenberg 12, Kentra Washington 9, Raziya Prince 8, Morgan Alexander 7, and Caitland Considine 2. Next up for the Mavs is a trip over to T.L. Hanna Friday night in what is expected to be a tough challenge for the team. The Hanna girls will be fired up to be the first team to defeat the Lady Mavs this season.


 

REGION BASKETBALL PLAY BEGINS THIS TUESDAY
 
Both Maverick varsity basketball teams begin region play this Tuesday night at home versus the Byrnes Rebels. In a season where both teams are off to their best combined start in several years it would be nice to get a few more fans in the gym to support our varsity basketball players. We usually have very low attendance on Tuesday nights so it would be great to get some more student body and community support! Come early as the girls start at 6:00. Show up and enjoy our high school athletes doing battle in the toughest sports region in the state! We actually had students cheering for our girls in the last minute of play on Friday night and that is the first time that has happened in a non-Hillcrest game in the last 3 years and it was very much appreciated.


December 11, 2010

LADY MAVS ROLL ON TO 6-0
 
In a game they should have won by 20 points the Mavs hang on at the end to bring home win #6 against Greenville 49-45. Playing their best quarter of basketball this season, the Lady Mavs found themselves ahead 16-3 after 8 minutes. The 2nd quarter was played pretty evenly and our girls went into the halftime break up 27-13. I guess not realizing how important the 3rd quarter was, our team let the Lady Raiders own the period and cut the lead down to 1 heading into the final 8 minutes of play. Greenville took their first lead with about 2 minutes to go in the game and it looked like the Raiders were on their way to a victory. Coach Bell thought differently about that idea though and called a timeout to rally her troops. Returning to the  floor with the heart and pride that is quickly becoming a trademark of these ladies the Mavs made a defensive stand and forced a turnover against Greenville. After being fouled freshman Caitland Considine stepped up to the line in a pressure situation and drained 2 freethrows for a 1 point Maverick lead. Another defensive stop and two more key freethrows this time by Raziya Prince and the Mavs had escaped with a 49-45 victory! In the two victories against Greenville this season the Mavs have shot a team 73% from the line, with the backcourt duo of Raziya Prince and Tori Whittenberg combining for 24 out of 24. The scoring tonight went like this: Morgan Alexander 13, Tori Whittenberg 10, Raziya prince 9, Kentra Washington 6, Caitland Considine 4, Tiffany Sullivan 4, and Cassie Cuevas 3.


December 9, 2010

 

LADY MAVS GET 5TH WIN 

On Wednesday night our Mavs traveled over to Eastside and came back with win number 5 on the season by a score of 49 to 31.The scoring went like this: Morgan Alexander 16, Caitland Considine 7, Tiffany Sullivan 7, Raziya Prince 6, Tori Whittenberg 5, Kentra Washington 4, Nenchie Songolia 3, and Jessica Bigner 1. After only 5 games everyone on the Lady Mavs roster has scored this season. This is a rarity, probably the only other team in the area that could make that claim is the powerful Dorman Lady Cavaliers. Next up for the Mavs is a contest against Greenville at Mauldin tomorrow night. This will be a severe test for the girls, as it took everything they had to beat this on court rival just last week. Good luck Lady Mavs! 


 

December 8, 2010

LADY MAVS ROLL ON TO 4TH WIN
 
The Lady Mavs beat the Laurens Lady Raiders for the 2nd time in 8 days Tuesday night, coming out ahead 44 to 35. The Mavs were lead in scoring by Tori Whittenberg with 16 points. Kentra Washington added 10 and Caitland Considine had 9. Rounding out the scoring was Tiffany Sullivan with 4, Morgan Alexander and Raziya Prince with 2 each, and Cassie Cuevas had 1 point. Next up for the ladies is a trip to Eastside tonight to take on the Eagles.


 December 3, 2010

On a night when pressure defense and cold shooting was about too send them home with their first loss, the Lady Mavs dug down deep and fought back with heart and excellent free throw shooting to escape Greenville High with a 53 to 50 victory! Morgan Alexander recorded her 26th double-double of her career to lead the Mavs with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Freshman Caitland Considine stepped off the bus ready to play and had her first career double-double scoring 11 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Even though they couldn't buy a bucket from the field backcourt mates Tori Whittenberg and Raziya Prince combined to go 14 out of 14 from the free throw line, with Tori finishing with 10 points and Raziya 8 points. Kentra Washington stepped up big in the last two minutes of the game grabbing a couple of key rebounds and hitting two free throws and finished the evening with 5 points. Tiffany Sullivan added 3 points to round out the scoring for the Mavs. Next up for the girls is a rematch with the Laurens Raiders at home Tuesday night. 

 

 


 December 2, 2010

LADY MAVS CRUISE TO WIN NUMBER TWO
 
In a game that was never in question the Lady Mavs dominated the Eastside Eagles finishing the night with a 51 to 29 victory. Leading the scoring on the night was Morgan Alexander with 15 points, followed by Tori Whittenberg with 13, Raziya Prince   tossed in 8, Kentra Washington had 7,and rounding out the scoring was Caitland Considine with 4, Tiffany Sullivan 2, and Alicia Woody with 2. Next up for the Mavs is their first real test of the young season at Greenville on Friday night. Greenville is currently rated #6 in the state in 3A, and probably getting ready to move up in the rankings as they have already handled the #3 rated team rather easily. Back in middle school some of the current Mavs and current Red Raiders had some epic battles in front of packed gyms including two games that went into overtime and another that was played for the county championship! Nothing will come easy for The Lady Mavs in downtown Greenville Friday night. 

 
 

 

December 1, 2010

LADY MAVS OPEN SEASON STRONG
 
The Lady Mavs traveled to Laurens on Tuesday night to open their season and came away with a convincing 63 to 41 win over the Raiders. The Mavs established themselves early with a strong 1st Quarter that found them ahead 20 to 7 after 8 minutes of play. From that point on Coach Bell mixed up her lineup well and got all her players some valuable court time, with many of the girls playing in their varsity game ever. Leading the scoring on the night was the backcourt duo of Raziya Prince and Tori Whittenberg with 19 points each. Fellow junior Morgan Alexander followed with 10 points, Kentra Washington added 7 points, Tiffany Sullivan had 4 points and Caitland Considine and Cassie Cuevas chipped in with 2 points each. Next up for the Mavs is their home opener tonight against the Eastside Eagles.


November 18, 2010

LADY MAVS GIVE GOOD PREVIEW
 
The 2010-2011 version of the Lady Mavs basketball team took part in a 6 team jamboree at Southside High School on Thursday night. Playing in front of a packed house heavily favoring the home team Tigers our Mavs looked like a unit that was eager to hit the court and play someone besides themselves. The Southside team is currently ranked #3 in the state in 3A, but our girls playing out of the very tough region 2-4A, gave the Tiger ladies a little glimpse of big girl basketball. Other than a few careless passes early on, our girls played pretty well and finished the 20 minute scrimmage up 26 to 19 over the Southside girls. Now the Mavs hit the practice floor for another week of work in anticipation of the regular season opener on the road at Laurens on November 30th.

 

10-11 Varsity Basketball Schedule

Date

Opponent

Time

Nov. 30 Laurens 6:00
Dec. 1 **Eastside 6:00
Dec. 3 Greenville 6:00
Dec. 7 **Laurens 6:00
Dec. 8 Eastside 6:00
Dec. 10 **Greenville 6:00
Dec. 14 **Byrnes 6:00
Dec. 17 TL Hanna 6:00
Dec. 28-30 Greenville County Christmas Tournament TBA
Jan. 4 Riverside 6:00
Jan. 7 **Dorman 6:00
Jan. 11 **Boiling Springs 6:00
Jan. 14 JL Mann 6:00
Jan. 18 Hillcrest 6:00
Jan. 21 Byrnes 6:00
Jan. 25 **TL Hanna 6:00
Jan. 28 **Riverside 6:00
Feb. 1 Dorman 6:00
Feb. 4 Boiling Springs 6:00
Feb. 8 **JL Mann 6:00
Feb. 11 Hillcrest 6:00
**indicates Home Games

 

 

 

 


 

2010-2011

Lady Maverick Basketball Team

 

10              Jessica Bigner                     G/P            Jr.

11              Caitland Considine           G/P            Fr.

12              Tori Whittenberg              G                Jr.

13              Raziya Prince                      G                Jr.

15              Cassy Cuevas                      G                So.

21              Morgan Alexander           P                 Jr.

23              Alicia Woody                      G                Jr.

25              Kentra Washington           P                 So.

30              Nenchie Songalia              G                Jr.

33              Tiffany Sullivan                  P                 Jr. 

 

 

photo credit Gwinn Davis Tribune-Times 

Caitland                                                              Cassie

Kentra                                                                                            Morgan

Raziya                                                                                    Tiffany

Tori