Lady Blazer Basketball recap for Varsity, JV, and C-team

GEHS vs Lawrence

It was Senior Night this past Friday when the Lady Blazers tipped off against the potent high-powered shooting of Lawrence High ,who brought in a 15-4 record. Seniors Brenley Cunningham, Riley Pemberton, Abri Leiker, and Olivia Hinck all started the game alongside freshman phenom Landri Schaffer. During a frustrating six game losing streak, the Lady Blazers were also a little shorthanded as starter Aaliyah Moss and reserve Aaliyah Green were unavailable to play. In front of a great and energetic crowd, the Lady Blazers got off to a great start opening up a 9-5 lead early in the first quarter, but then a barrage of 3 point baskets from the Lady Lions guards quickly erased the early lead and took a 21-13 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Lady Blazers continued to battle with an even 12-12 during the second quarter, down 8 at half 33-25. The pace slowed a little in the third, but the Lady Lions were able to extend their lead by 3 as they continued to ride hot shooting from behind the arc by #11 Brynnae Johnson, who was 3/7 from 3 and had 22 points. There was never any quitting from the Lady Blazers though as they continued to show their identity which is to scrap, fight, and claw for every loose ball. Forcing some key turnovers sparked a record setting 68 steal on the season, Sr. Brenley Cunningham became GEHS’s all-time steals leader for a single season which helped a 11-3 run where the Lady Blazers came within 3 points of the lead 47-50. Unable to convert and the next possession and fight the clock, the Lady Blazers were forced to foul to extend the game, unfortunately falling 49-57. The Lady Blazers were led in scoring by Landri Schaffer who led all scorers with 27 on 12/26 shooting, 7 rebounds, and 4 steals. Abril Leiker added 8, Cunningham with 5 including a 3 to cut the led to 3 in the fourth quarter.

While ending the regular season on a 7 game skid and a record of 8-12, this season is far from over as the team has really bonded and come together over the last month. It just hasn’t shown up in the win column, but what better time to put a run together than March.

JV GEHS vs Lawrence

The JV Lady Blazers took on the Lawrence Lions this past Friday in a great up and down finale to end the 2022-2023 JV season. Playing down starter Aaliyah Green and reserve Oli Blazic and Liv Long, the JV Lady Blazers came out with a fierce attitude and really continued the common trend of the last part of the season, which was playing together as one unit. The JV Lady Lions were tough as they hit multiple shots from behind the arc to give them an early lead. The JV Lady Blazers kept it close though with a few threes of their own by Joslyn Griffin, Anna Fitzgibbons, and Emmy Holle. The JV Lady Blazers ended up falling to the Lady Lions, but there was never any quit, all season, by this JV squad and the future looks bright. They consistently hustled and improved all season long and had a winning record of 10-7.


The C-team finished their season at home against Lawrence this past Friday. The players had a lot of fun and worked hard to finish it with a win! Hayden Meats and Julia Pemberton led our scoring with 8 points each. Anna Conroy was getting work done on the boards with 11 rebounds. The final score was 30-11. Final record is 12-6.