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Webster lady basketballers to push their attack this year

by Emre K. Erku
sports@reporterandfarmer.com

Last season they were Class A Region 1 champions and placed seventh in the state tourney, producing an overall record of 15-9, with a conference record of 7-2. Head coach Jared Vergeldt plans to use his team’s quickness and athleticism to allow this upcoming season to be a reflection of the past.

“I expect us to be pretty tough this year,” he noted. “We will be quicker and more athletic.”

Although senior Lindsey Vogl is on the injured list, Vergeldt explained, “losing Lindsey for much of the season will hurt but we have other girls that can step up.”

Tentative starters include seniors 5’9” Jobi McCreary and 5’8” Whitney Keller, sophomores 5’8” Hal-ey Rithmiller and 5’5” Mc-Kenzie Volesky.

Rotating players include juniors 5’5” Devin Spindler and 5’9” Shawna Hanson; sophomores 5’6” Mollie Ra-usch, 5’5” Mariah Volesky, 5’8” Lindsey Shoenbeck and 5’8” Faith Shoemaker and freshman 5’9” Olivia Br-eske.

Coach Vergeldt is looking to keep on the attack for the entire season.

“We are going to look to be an aggressive offense – going to try and push the ball hard, play with an attacking style offense,” he continued. “I feel we will compete well in our conference. We will lack size but hope our discipline and toughness will match that.”

Schedule

Dec. 13 at Warner, Dec. 19 hosts Sisseton, Dec. 20 hosts Ipswich, Jan. 3 hosts Tiospa Zina, Jan. 9 hosts Deuel, Jan. 13 at Groton, Jan. 16 hosts Redfield/Do-land, Jan. 17 at Sanford Classic tourney in Sioux Falls, Jan. 22 hosts Groton, Jan. 24 at Britton/Hecla, Jan. 27 hosts Florence/He-nry, Jan. 29 at Hamlin, Feb. 2 hosts Waverly/South Sh-ore, Feb. 5 hosts Roncalli, Feb. 7 at Leola/Frederick, Feb. 10 hosts Northwestern, Feb. 13 at Milbank, Feb. 17 hosts Wilmot, Feb. 19 at Clark/Willow Lake.

See the boys basketball and wrestlers previews in this week's print edition of the Reporter & Farmer.

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