JB Hoops player Rachael Rose has continued her success on the Scranton Prep basketball team in the early part of her sophomore season.
Rose followed up a freshman year full of honors by being named PNC Bank District 2 Girls Basketball Player of the Week for the second week of her sophomore season.
The 5-foot-5 point guard also won that weekly honor last season, along with many season awards for her role in Scranton Prep’s Lackawanna League Division 1 and District 2 Class 4A championship season.
Rose averaged 15.7 points per game while earning third-team Class 4A all-state recognition from Pennsylvania sports writers. She was also selected by NEPABasketball.com as the Lackawanna Division 1 Player of the Year and first-team, all-District 2.
Before sitting out Saturday’s game with an injury, Rose averaged a team-high 17 points in the first five wins of a 6-0 start by Scranton Prep, the top-ranked team in the Astra Wealth Advisors Super Six Power Rankings for Big School Girls teams in District 2.
While earning, the Player of the Week award for the week ending Dec. 22, Rose had 21 points and 3 steals in a 50-32 win over highly regarded Lake-Lehman, then scored 17 points, including the game’s final 2 at the foul line in a 40-35 win over Mahanoy Area.
After spending most of her freshman season as an off guard, Rose is excelling at the point, her more natural position.
“I trust everyone that’s on the court with me,” Rose said. “I can get into a gap and kick the ball out and everyone is making shots.
“Everyone can shoot the ball on our team.”
With Rose at the controls, the Classics have shown efficiency in the half-court offense, moving the ball and getting open shots, but she likes it when the team has a chance to run the floor.
“I think playing more in the transition is more our style,” she said. “We have a quick team and we have fast girls coming off the bench.
“I think pushing the ball is what we do best.”