The term runner-up is almost never used in any sport. That is the spot that Akron St. Vincent – St. Mary ladies basketball team is in. The team that finished 25-3 and the runner-up in D-II, has only one returning player, Lexie Handley is now a junior. The Lady Irish will take on hosting Shaker Heights Lady Red Raiders, today at 7:30 p.m.
Handley played ten minutes in their 49-45 state championship lost to West Holmes, last March. She had two points and five rebounds.
Head coach Carley Whitney says she has a very young team, but they have some experience. The Lady Irish lost their first game of the season a horn-better against top-ranked Solon 50-48.