Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


BT Titans Do Not Disappoint On Senior Night

Published February 15, 2007

In the last regular season game before the regional playoffs begin, the Blessed Trinity High School girls and boys teams flexed their “hard court muscles” at home against Riverwood High School, Atlanta. The Lady Titans defeated their Riverwood opponents 67-33 to end the season with 9 wins and 16 losses.

Representing the future of the team, junior Colleen Bauer and freshman Libby Kalinowski led the action with 13 and 12 points, respectively. Senior Margy Coleman also poured in 10 points.

Blessed Trinity led at halftime by a score of 29-9. At one point during the fourth period of the game first-year head coach Tamara Henderson had an all-senior lineup on the court, but with just under a minute in the game she pulled them all out. The players got rousing applause from the crowd on hand for senior night.

Reflecting back over her initial season, Henderson said, “My first year here at BT has been great! The faculty and staff have welcomed me with warm arms—not to mention the athletes. They’ve been nothing but sponges trying to learn everything that I wanted to teach them.” Even though the girls finished the season under .500, Henderson believes the team learned a number of valuable fundamentals that they worked hard to improve on, and it should pay off next season with the returning young talent.

The Blessed Trinity boys won their game 55-35. They used a 2-3 zone and a man-to-man defense to hold Riverwood to 19 first half points. Junior guard Tyler Cerone finished with 12 points and senior forward Matt Batteh had a double–double with 11 points and 12 rebounds. The victory gave the boys their best regular season record in the school’s history of 20-5, surpassing their previous best of 12-16. It was also the 100th career varsity win for head coach Brian Marks.

Both teams started regional tournament competition this week.