Winter Sports Preview: Elizabethtown-Lewis

— The Elizabethtown-Lewis girls varsity basketball team takes to the court as the defending Section VII/Class D champion, while the boys program will look to a squad of experienced players for a competitive Northern Basketball League season. Team schedules can be found here.

Girls Basketball


Jasmin Barnes

The Elizabethtown-Lewis girls varsity basketball team hopes to keep their three-year tradition of making it to the Plattsburgh Field House for the first Saturday in March going.

For the first time, the Lions were able to come away from PSUC with the Section VII/Class D girls title, something they hope to repeat as they start play in Division II of the Northern Basketball League.

The Lions lost a pair of All Valley players in starter Shonna Brooks and reserve Kearsten Ashline, but return senior All Valley starter and leading scorer Lily Whalen (311 points in 2012-13, Valley-best 117 field goals) who has averaged 19.0 points in the preseason.

The Lions also return seniors Angel Barnes and Savanah Graves along with junior Jasmin Barnes and sophomore Emma Disogra.

Newcomers include juniors Erika Mitchell, Shantel St. Denis and Tamara Wescott along with sophomores Nicole Green, Abbigale Cassavaugh and Natalie Martin.


Name No. Grade

Lily Whalen 21 12

Savanah Graves 25 12

Angel Barnes 52 12

Jasmine Barnes 10 11

Chantel St. Denis 11 11

Erika Mitchell 12 11

Tamara Wescott 20 11

Abbigale Cassavaugh 4 10

Nicole Green 5 10

Natalie Martin 23 10

2012-13 record: 19-2

Coach: Don Ratliff

Assistant: Richard Cutting

Boys basketball


Justin LaPier

The Elizabethtown-Lewis boys varsity basketball team returns one of the most experienced teams in the Valley as they prepare for the new Northern Basketball League.

“The team is returning all but one player from last season’s roster, so we are looking to a core or returning players to help lead us this year,” head coach Colby Pulsifer said.

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