Lady Mustangs seek to continue success

Defending champion Dansville sets sights on another strong seasoon

By Frank Williams
The Express
Dansville's Arayana Young, left, puts in a short jumper in front of Pal-Mac's Marianna Hodgins in the second half on March 7, 2020.

DANSVILLE — With the announcement that there "WOULD BE" girls basketball this winter, there were some very excited coaches and players in Dansville (let alone across the state) for sure!

Lady Mustangs skipper Kristen Kershner put it short, sweet and to the point.

"We're thankful that we're having any sort of of season!" Kershner said.

The red & black are the reigning Section V, Class B Champions, and would have loved a chance to prove that further last spring, but ... you know the rest! COVID-19 shut down the 2019-20 campaign just as the Lady Mustangs were poised for a run at a possible state title. 

The 2021 shortened-season Mustangs look to continue the success the team has had in recent seasons and has a strong arsenal of talent to pull from. Many of the names and faces are the same and coach Kershner is hoping that the same competitive attitude, and drive will exist as well. 

With the LCAA setting the format for scheduling, Dansville will face all four Division I opponents in home and away contests, along with the Warsaw Tigers in the cross-over contests. There are still two games "at hand" which will constitute the "post season" which will be TBA.

Coach Kershner's roster is loaded with both talent, and a lot of experience as well.  The ladies opened their campaign with a win Saturday afternoon (Feb. 13) at home against Warsaw (see local roundup). 

Good luck throughout the season ladies!

Varsity roster

  • Arayana Young- Sr- 33
  • Hannah LaPlant- Sr- 3
  • Madison Lee- Jr- 12
  • Sidney Stone- Jr- 00
  • Madelyn Failla- Jr- 5
  • Brielle Caruso- Jr- 22
  • Abigail Belcher- Jr- 11
  • Erin Patanella- Jr- 23
  • Cierra Allen- Jr- 15
  • Robbi Boss- Jr- 2
  • Morgan Wolcott- Soph- 4