Younger girl basketball players look to step up this season

The SEVENth through 12th grade girls who are playing for the Blackhawks girls’ basketball team this year are, front row, left to right: Natasha Towe, Kenlie Fridley, Jaycee Baruth, Bella Fry, Ellie Evans, Kailynn Eggleston, Kara Wormstadt, Aubrey Senska and Dayton Easton; middle row: Laura de Souza Marinho, Abby Vermeulen, Jeslynn Moody, Madi Moody, Kaylee White, Katie Schmit, Samantha Dean, Morgan Schmiedt, Ellie VonEye, Tristan Jensen and Teya Moody; back row: Chiara Heiss, Kayanah Peterson, Taryn Ziebart, Mariah Jost, Tesa Jensen, Megan Poyer, Brooke Doering, Erica Howard, Cassidy Slykhuis, Trista White, Trinity Boschee and Taylor Lindsey.

The Blackhawk girls’ basket ball team has several ladies who saw a lot of varsity playing time last year, so that will make the transition into this year’s team a little easier. According to Head Coach Tim McCain, “We return only two starters, but we have some other girls who gained valuable experience last year. We will have some girls who will need to step up their game and fill their roles to have a successful season. We have some size and quickness, and we hope to utilize that at both ends of the floor.  We will be challenged during the season as we will play in a very good conference and will face a strong non-conference schedule. Our goal is to keep improving as the season progresses and prepare ourselves to make a run in the post-season.”

The Lady Blackhawks finished last year’s season with a record of 13-9. They bring back six players who all saw playing time in each game of the season and averaged at least 1.5 points or better per game. There will be some great leadership in the five returning seniors who all saw a lot of varsity playing time. They are Megan Poyer, Tesa Jensen, Abby Vermeulen, Madi Moody and Erica Howard. Juniors Kaylee White, Mariah Jost, Taryn Ziebart, Katie Schmit, Samantha Dean and Taylor Lindsey will also play important roles for this year’s team. With all the upper-class experience on their side, the SCW girls should see some success this season. 

The girls’ team will have their first game at a Jamboree at James Valley Christian on Saturday, Dec. 1.

…See the rest of their basketball schedule in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

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