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Untested Logger girls facing an uphill battle
Starting post player from previous season transfers to Spray
December 04, 2012
The Mitchell Logger girls basketball team struggled to a 2-14 record last season.
Nonetheless, the team was optimistic that 2012-2013 would be a better year. However, that was before starting post Megan White transferred to arch-rival Spray.
Now the team is untested.
“Definitely we have a lot of unknowns,” said head coach Tim Foster, “but I like our attitude and the progress that we are making.”
Foster expects to rely heavily on seniors Farrell Fox and Jenna Perry-Zapara.
“This is the fourth year of varsity experience for both of them, so expectations are higher,” Foster said. “They both have been starters the last two seasons and have made huge strides in their understanding of the game and what we are trying to do as a team.”
Foster also hopes that sophomore post Miranda Holt will be able to step in and replace White in the middle.
“She has been really aggressive in practices and with her height, strength, and quickness, when it all comes together she is going to be a force,” Foster said.
Sheila Rogers, Jenay Apperson, and Jordan Apperson are also fighting for starting positions. Foster also expects Laci Dominighini, Maya Loerzer, and Catalina Morales to earn playing time.
Foster believes that Monument/Dayville and Prairie City are the favorites to win the West division of the High Desert League with Mitchell and Spray fighting for third place.
“Overall, I think we have the potential to make some big strides as a program this year,” he said. “We have brought in some new attitudes and personalities that work well together. The talent is there, we just need to handle adversity and aggressively go after wins.”