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Federal League girls high school basketball preview
Nov 22, 2013 1:02 AM

CantonRep.com staff writers

 

GlenOak

Head coach  Krista Ross

Last year’s record  12-12

Returning lettermen  Shelby Henkle, 6-1, Jr.; Daija Mills, 5-7, Jr.; Chloe Hall, 5-11, Jr.; Angela Dave, 5-3, Jr.; Maddy Repp, 5-7, Jr.

Outlook  GlenOak returns its two leading scorers from last season in Shelby Henkle and Maddy Repp. Daija Mills and Chloe Hall look to provide depth to the inside game.

Hoover

Head coach  Abbey Allerding (43-26 career record)

Last year’s record  22-5

Returning lettermen  Kaylee Stroemple, 6-0, Sr.; Julie Worley, 6-0, Sr.; Kelsey Lensman, 5-8, Sr.; Kaitlyn Runner, 5-4, Sr.; Allie Farina, 6-0, Jr.; Adrienne Sarbaugh, 5-8, Jr.; Lexi Manos, 5-5, Soph.; Tiffany Bentler, 5-7, Soph.; Katie Eriksen, 6-0, Sr.

Outlook  The Vikings worked hard throughout the summer and will continue to work hard as the season progresses. Kaylee Stroemple (12 pts, 7.7 reb) has committed to Niagara University, Julie Worley (14.9 pts, 7.5 reb) has committed to Ashland University while senior newcomer Marquia Turner has committed to Xavier.

Jackson

Head coach  Anthony Butch, first year

Last year’s record  13-11, 5-7  

Returning lettermen  Landrie Grace, Jr., 5-6, G; Anna Alkire, Jr., 5-6, G; Sydney Cowles, Sr., 5-5, G; Hannah Angelo, Jr., 5-8, G; Lexi Pittinger, Sr., 5-6, G; Caitlin Tytler, Soph., 5-9, P; Shannon Sellari, Jr., 5-11, F; Abby Duffy, Jr., 6-0, P; Justus Lee, Sr., 5-11, P  

Outlook  Jackson has several returning starters, with Duffy and Grace  the key pieces. Duffy nearly averaged a double-double per game with 11.4 points and 9.7 rebounds per contest last year. Grace is Jackson’s top returning scorer. The shooting guard averaged 13.7 points a year ago. Jackson looks to move forward in the always difficult Federal League.

Lake

Head coach  Henry Cobb, fourth year

Last year’s record  21-5, 11-3

Returning lettermen  Baylen Dyrlund, Sr., 5-10, F; Kelsey Bryte, Sr., 6-1, C; Andrea Maag, Sr., 5-6, G; Kaylee Shockley, Sr., 5-10, G; Baylee Hymes, Sr., 5-3, G; Lexie Gower, Sr., 5-8, F; Bree Libby, Sr., 5-8, G; Brandie Snow, Soph., 5-9, G  

Outlook  Lake has one of the best post players in the area back in Dyrlund. The senior averaged 11.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game last year. Bryte will also be a key player at center. She has good size and was a key member off the bench last season. The Blue Streaks will need to find a way to replace the scoring of McKenna Stephens, who finisher her career in the school’s top five in scoring. This is a veteran team that should be very competitive again.

McKinley

Head coach  Pamela Davis  

Last year’s record  17-6, 10-2

Returning lettermen  Ty Nekirk, Jr., 5-7, G; Korrin Taylor, Sr., 5-5, G; Ronn’Yeil Hogan, Sr., 5-5, G; Amara Moore, Jr., 5-4, G; Char’day Pitts, Jr., 6-2, F; Tazhia Petitt, JR., 5-10, F

Outlook  McKinley dropped league games by 1 and 2 points to Hoover during the season and lost by 3 points in OT to Lake in the tournament a year ago. The always competitive Bulldogs will figure out a way to compete again, with a quick, physical defense led by senior guards Korrin Taylor and Ronn’Yeil Hogan. McKinley will look to press and run, but has an inside presence in Char’day Pitts.

Perry

Head coach  Dave Waseity, second year, 6-17

Last year’s record  6-17, 0-12  

Returning lettermen  Brittany Miner, Jr.; Kelsey Cobb, Jr.   

Outlook  Perry will be a young team. The Panthers have just one senior returning. Juniors Miner and Cobb are the key returning players. Expect to see some freshmen on the floor including Karlee Pireu, Tori St. Jean and Kimmie Brock. Pireu is 5-foot-10 and St. Jean is 5-11. Sophomore Taylor Howard also is back. She is 6-1. Perry has plenty of size but the Federal League is a tough place to learn on the fly.

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Edited: Nov 22, 2013 1:02 AM by bill snier
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