2016-17 PREVIEW: Blanchester HS girls basketball


The Blanchester High School varsity girls basketball team, from left to right, front row, Merri Lindsey, Savana Greene, Josi Farrow, Emma Gundler, McKenzie Miller; middle row, coach Elyse Pyle; Hayley Wilson, Shelbie Rose, Elecia Patton, Kassidy Abney; back row, coach Braden Pyle, Regan Ostermeier, Dakota Watters, Olivia Gundler, Asia Baldwin, head coach Bennie Carroll

The Blanchester High School varsity girls basketball team, from left to right, front row, Merri Lindsey, Savana Greene, Josi Farrow, Emma Gundler, McKenzie Miller; middle row, coach Elyse Pyle; Hayley Wilson, Shelbie Rose, Elecia Patton, Kassidy Abney; back row, coach Braden Pyle, Regan Ostermeier, Dakota Watters, Olivia Gundler, Asia Baldwin, head coach Bennie Carroll


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RECORD IN 2015-16

18-5 overall, 9-1 champions of SBAAC National Division

HEAD COACH

Bennie Carroll

COACH’S RECORD

18-5 as BHS girls varsity coach

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Braden Pyle, JV coach; Elyse Pyle, varsity assistant; Gary Stanforth, 8th grade; Mike Cook, Bella Cook, 7th grade

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

0

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

6

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Emma Gundler, Savana Greene, McKenzie Miller, Josie Farrow, Asia Baldwin, Merri Lindsey

KEY NEWCOMERS

Olivia Gundler, Elecia Patton, Hayley Wilson, Regan Ostermeier

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Sarah Burton (1st team SBAAC, honorable mention All-Southwest District), Tristan Culberson (1st team SBAAC), Rachel Doyle (1st team SBAAC, honorable mention All-Southwest District), Kayla Dugger (2nd team SBAAC), Marissa Doughman (2nd team SBAAC)

RIGHT NOW I LIKE

We are pretty athletic. We will play hard.

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE

Have to have some people step up and score.

TEAM TO BEAT IN YOUR LEAGUE AND WHY

Williamsburg has a lot of talent. Bethel-Tate lost its best player, but return most of the rest so they will be good. Georgetown will be better (they aren’t going to stay down long) We hope we can compete.

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

We hope to play tenacious defense all over the court again and use that to help us score. We are young so we want to get better as the year progresses.

SCHEDULE

Nov 28 New Richmond @BHS 730 pm

Dec 1 Amelia @BHS 730 pm; Dec 5 @Hillsboro 7 pm; Dec 8 @Felicity 730 pm; Dec 12 Waynesville @BHS 730 pm; Dec 15 Clermont NE @BHS 730 pm; Dec 19 @Williamsburg 730 pm; Dec 22 Fayetteville @BHS 730 pm; Dec 28 @Ripley 130 pm

Jan 2 @East Clinton 7 pm; Jan 5 Bethel-Tate @BHS 730 pm; Jan 9 @Batavia 730 pm; Jan 12 Georgetown @BHS 730 pm; Jan 19 Felicity @BHS 730 pm; Jan 23 Norwood @BHS 730 pm; Jan 26 @Clermont NE 730 pm; Jan 28 @Fairfield 730 pm; Jan 30 West Union @BHS 730 pm

Feb 2 Williamsburg @BHS 730 pm; Feb 6 @Bethel-Tate 730 pm; Feb 9 @Georgetown 730 pm; Feb 11 SBAAC Crossover @Goshen TBA

The Blanchester High School varsity girls basketball team, from left to right, front row, Merri Lindsey, Savana Greene, Josi Farrow, Emma Gundler, McKenzie Miller; middle row, coach Elyse Pyle; Hayley Wilson, Shelbie Rose, Elecia Patton, Kassidy Abney; back row, coach Braden Pyle, Regan Ostermeier, Dakota Watters, Olivia Gundler, Asia Baldwin, head coach Bennie Carroll
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2016/11/web1_BKH_blangirlsteam.jpgThe Blanchester High School varsity girls basketball team, from left to right, front row, Merri Lindsey, Savana Greene, Josi Farrow, Emma Gundler, McKenzie Miller; middle row, coach Elyse Pyle; Hayley Wilson, Shelbie Rose, Elecia Patton, Kassidy Abney; back row, coach Braden Pyle, Regan Ostermeier, Dakota Watters, Olivia Gundler, Asia Baldwin, head coach Bennie Carroll Courtesy Photo | LifeTouch