Girls Basketball 2020-21 Season Review
Behind a trio of four-year varsity players, Roncalli’s girls basketball team won 20 games, a sectional title and a conference championship. The team won its first sectional title in five seasons, clinching the crown with a 44-27 win over Perry Meridian. The previous evening, the Royals posted an emotional 66-58 win over Ben Davis in the sectional semifinal, defeating the Giants on their home floor and beating the program that had knocked Roncalli out of the previous two state tournaments. The Royals went 5-0 in conference play to win the program’s second-straight Circle City Conference. Following a regional semifinal loss to Mount Vernon, the team finished the season with a 20-5 record, led by first-year head coach Tim Gray. It’s the program’s first 20-win season in five years and the eighth all-time.
Senior Madelyn Bischoff finished her career with 1,532 points and in third place on the program’s career scoring list. She also owns the program career record for 3-pointers made with 182. She appeared in 90 varsity games. Seniors Abbie Carr and Sofie Carr played in 83 and 84 games, respectively. The trio was a part of 65 wins, two conference championships and a sectional title. Bischoff led Roncalli in scoring with a 21.4 points per game average. She’s the first player in the program to average over 20 points per game in five seasons. Sofie Carr led the team in rebounding at 5.4 per game and sophomore Sydney Horton led the team with 3.2 assists per game. Those three players, along with sophomore Savanna Bischoff all started all 25 games.
Madelyn Bischoff was named the team’s MVP and Abbie Carr won the team’s mental attitude award. Bischoff and Horton were named to the All-Marion County and All-Circle City Conference teams. Bischoff was named to the Indy Star's second team All-Super Team, which represents the best players in metro Indianapolis. In mid-March, Bischoff was selected to the IndyStar Indiana All-Star team, becoming the sixth Indiana All-Star in program history.
Roncalli played 15 games against teams ranked in the state’s top 64 according to the Sagarin computer rankings, posting a 10-5 record in those games. Three of Roncalli’s five losses were by three points or less.