Basketball gets professional coach and full game season.
Basketball Team Shapes . . . m a n 3 . . . . . . . . . Horse Show by Martha Loomls Basketball is a traditional sport at Barnard, but not until this fall when it gained the status as a pilot team has it had a professional coach and a full game season. Though the first formal game is scheduled against Drew on November 25, the team is already showing the results of good coaching. Coach Joan Li Castro' was a P.E. major at Brooklyn College where she played varsity basketball for four years. Then last year, she coached basketball at Lincoln High School in New York City. In addition to coaching the Barnard team, she currently plays for the Catholic Youth Organization of the Pancras Parish. Workouts started early in September September in preparation for the tryouts which were held in early October. Thirteen out of 20 made the team, one of which has since quit. Li Castro explained that it was important to limit the^number of players so she would be able to devote enough time to the members. The team competed against the CYO team of the Pancras Parish on October 28. The first quarter was played very slowly, but by the second, player Christel Ford who made 12 points, and Captain Donna Werner, who scored eight ,, points, began to make "fast breaks." Li Castro was glad that Barnard won--the score was 32 to 25--but was not satisfied with playing. "They did not play well in the game, they rushed all the shots, they had no control their bodies and there was a i lot of fouling." She explained the reason for their poor playing was the short of the game. They had been concentrating concentrating on defensive plays throughout October and had worked (Continued on page 14) Basketball team in action during practice in the gym.