Girls Basketball: Ridley’s standout season has been true team achievement


Versatile sophomore Shea McNamara has been an unsung performer for No. 6 Ridley, which begins its quest for a District 1 Class 6A title Wednesday night when 11th-seeded Central Bucks East visits.  Photo by: Digital First Media/Pete Bannan

By Matt Smith

It would be easy to attribute Ridley’s success this season to the addition of senior guard Dakota McCaughan or to first-year head coach Roe Falcone.

Sure, McCaughan has made the Green Raiders a better team after transferring from Bonner-Prendergast, where she was a three-year starter and an All-Catholic League player. McCaughan was instrumental in leading the Green Raiders to a 19-3 regular season record and her 24-point output last week guided the Raiders to the Central League championship.

Meanwhile, Falcone has been the perfect fit for this team. The Ridley grad, All-Delco and Delco Athletes Hall of Fame inductee has certainly made a connection with her players.

“I love them all,” Falcone said.

Notwithstanding the star player and rookie head coach, the Green Raiders have received positive contributions, up and down the bench, all season. 

The sixth-seeded Green Raiders begin their journey for a District 1 Class 6A championship Wednesday night when they host No. 11 Central Bucks East.

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