Ryan, Lady Eagles continue to grow

Shannon Ryan backs down in the post for Beekmantown.

Shannon Ryan backs down in the post for Beekmantown. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— Anderson is clearly an intrinsic part of the Eagles’ success this year. Against Moriah, she tallied 13 points and repeatedly snapped picture-perfect passes to Ryan for easy buckets. Anderson grabbed 21 rebounds in one game this season and dolled out 11 assists in another.

“Emily and I just click,” Ryan said. “She’s a great passer and an all-around great player.”

Despite all of their success this year, a 44-10 thrashing by an undefeated Saranac Central team on Jan. 2 showed the Eagles how much they need to improve in order to join the ranks to the area’s elite teams. Ryan seems to embrace the challenge.

“I have to work on a lot of things,” she said. “Dribbling, getting stronger, shooting, post moves, driving to the basket – mainly dribbling, though. I’ll have to work on that, but there’s a lot of time. Hopefully by the end I’ll be alright.”

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