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Lady Cats look forward to season


December 3, 2020

Jenna Hemenway

Bobcat power • Members of the 2020-2021 girls' basketball team include (front row, l-r): Kelsey Schlecht, Adyson Mlnarik, Aislynn Kester, Ellie Dougherty; (middle row, l-r): Maryssa Long, Avery Cheatum, Brenna Wagner, Kyra Nilson; (back row, l-r): Harper Klabenes, Lena Bolling, Emma Kerkman, Natalie Stallbaum, Hadley Cheatum, Emily Nordby, Cassidy Bearinger, Olga Mendoza, Emma Hoffman and not pictured: Emily Ahlers, Emma Funk and Danielle Schrunk.

While quarantine and isolation may have hampered pre-season practice, the Lady Bobcats haven't lost focus, according to Coach Greg Appleby.

"Yesterday (Monday) was the first day with our full 20-member team. That means that some players are playing catch-up with learning our system," he said.

One seasoned veteran, Brenna Wagner, returns to the squad, along with Avery Cheatum, who Appleby called a "key contributor last year before an injury derailed her season.

Letter winners Maryssa Long and Hadley Cheatum will also see playing time.

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