PREVIEW: Blanchester High School Ladycats girls basketball


Compiled By Mark Huber



RECORD IN 2014

4-19 overall, lost first round sectional

HEAD COACH

Bennie Carroll, first year as girls varsity coach; 30 years coaching overall, 18 years as boys varsity coach

COACH’S RECORD

0-0 as BHS girls varsity coach

COACHES IN PROGRAM

JV head coach Bradon Pyle; varsity assistant Elyse Pyle

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

5

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

2

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Sarah Burton, 2-year starter; led team 12 points, 6 reb, missed half of last season with injury; Tristan Culberson 7 points, 4 reb, reliable shooter; Rachael Doyle 4 points, 5 reb, part-time starter last year, strong, aggressive; Marissa Doughman, good defender, part-time starter last year; Kayla Dugger, strong, athletic, aggressive, missed part of last season with injury

KEY NEWCOMERS

Emma Gundler, Mackenzie Miller, Josie Farrow, all moving up from successful JV team last year

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Emma Farrow, 7 points, 6 reb; Bella Cook; Cierra White; Hannah Wisniewski; Savana Greene (injured during soccer and will miss most of season)

RIGHT NOW I LIKE …

We play hard and work hard in practice. We have some pretty good athleticism. Girls want to get better. We go about 10 deep so practices are very competitive.

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE …

We just need to get fundamentally better in all areas.

OTHER THAN OUR TEAM, WHO WILL BE THE TEAM TO BEAT IN YOUR LEAGUE AND WHY

Since Georgetown has won the league forever, it is hard to pick against them. Williamsburg has some extremely talented young kids. Felicity had great success last year (regional finals) and return two of the top three players, Bethel-Tate has probably the best player in the league and a couple other good ones to go with her. In short, it is a tough league.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM, SEASON

We will have to bring it every night to compete. I do think we have the athleticism to make it very difficult on other teams. We just have to find a way to score enough to actually win games. I do like my team. They are a great bunch of girls who are not afraid to get after it. It would help if we can have to early success to gain a little confidence.

SCHEDULE

Nov 20 vs Hillsboro @BHS 6 JV 730 Var; Nov 23 vs East Clinton @BHS 6 JV 730 Var; Nov 30 vs Felicity @BHS 6 JV 730 Var; Dec 3 @Clermont NE 6 JV 730 Var; Dec 7 vs Williamsburg @BHS 6 JV 730 Var; Dec 10 @Bethel-Tate 6 JV 730 Var; Dec 12 vs Whiteoak @BHS 6 JV; Dec 14 @Georgetown 6 JV 730 Var; Dec 16 @New Richmond 6 JV 730 Var; Dec 21 vs Amelia @BHS 6 JV 730 Var; Jan 4 @West Union 6 JV 730 Var; Jan 7 @Eastern Brown 6 JV 730 Var; Jan 9 @Ripley 2 JV 330 Var; Jan 11 vs Batavia @BHS 6 JV 730 Var; Jan 14 vs Norwood @BHS 6 JV 730 Var; Jan 19 vs Fairfield @BHS 6 JV 730 Var; Jan 21 @Felicity 6 JV 730 Var; Jan 25 vs Clermont NE @BHS 6 JV 730 Var; Jan 28 @Williamsburg 6 JV 730 Var; Feb 1 vs Bethel-Tate @BHS 6 JV 730 Var; Feb 4 vs Georgetown 6 JV 730 Var; Feb 6 SBC Crossover TBA;

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Compiled By Mark Huber

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

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