The games were played, and that was good.
Progress was made for a second consecutive season – and that was really, really good for Cathedral High School girls basketball.
Those were two 2020-2021 storylines for a program that continues to move in a positive direction – and for Irish girls basketball coach Lisa Finn, those were two reasons the season was successful.
“I feel good about where we were,” Finn said. “I was happy with our effort at the end for sure.”
The Lady Irish, after a 15-10 season in 2019-20...
The direction is right, and the promise is real.
Lisa Finn likes those things about Cathedral High School girls basketball these days. And while the coming months won’t be easy, Finn said she expects the program to continue in a promising direction.
“I feel good where we are,” Finn said.
Where are the Irish early in the 2020-2021 season? They’re a growing program – one that features five seniors and two juniors, a closely-knit group that’s grasping her philosophy in her second season as head coach.
Congratulations to Head Girls Basketball Coach Lisa Finn on being named to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame 2021 Silver Anniversary Team!
Coach Finn's resume on the Basketball of Fame's press release reads as follows:
LISA (WINTER) FINN - HUNTINGTON NORTH - 1996 Indiana Miss Basketball and Indiana All-Star, AP and ICGSA 1st team all-state, starter for 1995 state champion Huntington North Lady Vikings, 1995 IHSAA State Finals MVP, 1995 AP 3rd team all-state and 1995 Hall of Fame Classic all-tournament team… 1,235 career point...
Overall, Lisa Finn liked what she saw.
That didn’t mean the first-year head coach or the Lady Irish players loved everything about the results of the 2019-2020 Cathedral High School girls basketball season. Still, this past season was about establishing a program.
On that front, progress was made – a lot of progress. And a foundation was laid on which much can be built moving forward. All of that left a positive feeling.
“I think it went well,” Finn said. “When you look at the season in terms of wins and losses &hel...
The goals around Cathedral High School girls basketball are simple. They’re lofty, too.
So, while first-year head coach Lisa Finn wants the Irish to build a foundation for the future, she and the program are thinking about short-term objectives, too.
“At the beginning, our goals were in a certain spot, but as we continue to have success we say, ‘Guys, why not us?’’’ Finn said. “This year is a year it could be anyone.”
The Irish, a season after finishing under .500, have started 2019-2020 strong. Th...
Cathedral High School is excited to announce Lisa Finn is the new girls varsity head basketball coach.
Finn is a 1996 graduate of Huntington High School and was the 1996 Indiana Miss Basketball, as well as a member of the 1996 Indiana All-Star Team. She was also a member of the 1995 Indiana Girls Basketball State Championship Team. Finn played basketball for Valparaiso University, where she was the team captain in 2000 and the team’s most valuable player. She graduated from Valparaiso University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physi...
The Lady Irish finished 10-15 in 2018-2019, winning five of their final 10 games following a difficult 4-9 start that featured multiple early-season injuries and obstacles. They beat Arsenal Tech 58-16 in the first round of the Section 10, Class 4A tournament at Cathedral then finished the season by losing to Heritage Christian in the sectional semifinal, 64-47.
The loss ended a season in which the Irish got solid performances from a slew of young players who should set the tone for a strong future.
The Irish’s ‘19 season also fea...
The season to date hasn’t been ideal.
“It’s just OK,” Reggen Melson said recently when assessing the early part of the Cathedral High School girls basketball season.
That’s one part of the Irish’s 2018-2019 story. The other part is that the potential is there for a strong finish – and Melson said that will be the focus as a difficult postseason approaches.
“We’re going to fight to the end,” Melson said. “That’s the plan. That’s our game plan.”
The Irish, after...
"Gordon averaged 10.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.8 steals for the Irish last year, including a pair of double-doubles. If she improves her free-throw percentage, she will be an even bigger threat. With the graduation of Keya Patton, Gordon figures to be the focal point of the offense." - IndyStar
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Reggen Melson sees a difficult objective simply.
Excellence at the state level is the overall objective at Cathedral High School – and Melson says it’s simply and obviously the objective for Irish girls basketball, too.
Getting there takes work, and the Irish are beginning that process under Melson during what has been a promising start to the 2017-2018 season.
“We’re getting there,” said Melson, in her first season as the Irish’s head coach after previous head coaching stints at Scecina and Crispus Attucks....