Varsity girl’s basketball team looks for productive season

Varsity girl’s basketball team looks for productive season

By Weston Irons Posted December 1, 2012

As winter approaches, so does the varsity girl’s basketball season. The girls have been practicing hard for the past few weeks and the preseason is nearly underway.

This year’s team brings a much younger roster with only two seniors on the team.

“This is quite a bit, different team. This year we have a better shot from the outside than we’ve had in the post. Our post-play won’t be as strong this year. This is a group that has a lot of heart and plays hard,” said coach Jack Smith.

With a number of the players graduating last year, the Bucks are looking for other players to step up this year.

“Carli Evatz will be our number one captain and point guard so she’ll be leading us. Taylor Schwartz will be holding down the post for us. We have quite a few sophomores. Kylee McClellan and Alyssa Dendary will be getting a lot of minutes,” said Smith.

The team begins their preseason soon and it is a difficult one. They have the Lowry Invitation and also have to make the trip to Reno to play some teams from California. Lowry also is playing McQueen and North Valley in a couple of non-conference games.

“Our preseason is tough one but I will be good for us,” said Smith.

The regular season games begin after Christmas Break for the Bucks.

This year’s roster includes seniors Carli Evatz and Chandra Waner, juniors Rachel Sigurdson, Taylor Schwartz, Jaecee Munger, and Rachel Jones, sophomores Shelby McKinnon, Alyssa Jones, Kylee McClellan, Alyssa Dendary, and Meg Montero, the lone freshman is Payton Naveran.

Taylor Schwartz. /Courtesy • Winnada
Taylor Schwartz. /Courtesy • Winnada