Girls Basketball

Edgewood returns three starters from last year’s squad

ST. CLAIR TWP. — Edgewood High School girls basketball coach Xavier Fugate has noticed a big-time difference in how his program has come together during the offseason.

After all, this will be the Cougars’ second season under Fugate’s system.

“We are very excited about our team this year,” Fugate said. “They play together really well and now are in the second year in our system. You can tell it has made a huge difference.”

Edgewood went 15-9 overall and 5-5 in the Southwest Ohio Conference last season. Returning from that squad is the Cougars’ top scorer in junior Rylie Homan and top shooter in senior Jessica Moore. Also returning is senior Heidi West.

Homan led the Cougars last season with 15.3 points a game. She also brought down 4.7 rebounds and dished out 3.7 assists. Moore scored 8.7 points a game and pulled down 4.3 boards. West also contributed with 4.9 points and 3.3 rebounds a contest.

“We have a lot more size than we did last year and are excited to get started,” Fugate said.

Fugate said he expects some big things from seniors Caitlyn West and Leah Moore; juniors Drew Swartzel, Maddy Judd, Gracie Halsey and Cailea Brashear; sophomores Evelyn Henson and Riley Russell; and freshman Ella Allen.

The Cougars tip things off against Turpin on Friday at 6 p.m. at Fairfield.

2022-2023 Edgewood Cougars Roster

(Number Player Grade Height Position)

2 Evelyn Henson SO 5’6 G

3 Maddy Judd JR 5’2 G

10 Gracie Halsey JR 5’6 F

11 Caitlyn West SR 5’6 G

12 Jessica Moore SR 5’7 G

15 Rylie Homan JR 5’5 G

21 Leah Moore SR 5’6 G

22 Drew Swartzel JR 6′ C

23 Riley Russell SO 5’9 F

24 Ella Allen FR 6’1 F

32 Heidi West SR 5’6 F

45 Cailea Brashear JR 5’9 F

2022-2023 Edgewood Cougars Schedule

Nov. 18 vs. Turpin, 6 p.m. at Fairfield

Nov. 19 vs. TBD, at Fairfield

Nov. 22 at Little Miami, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 30 at Northwest, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 5 Miamisburg, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 7 at Talawanda, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 10 at Wilmington, 1:30 p.m.

Dec. 14 Ross, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 19 Badin, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 21 at Mt. Healthy, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 2 at Kings, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 4 at Harrison, 7 p.m.

Jan. 7 Northwest, 1 p.m.

Jan. 9 Monroe, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 11 Talawanda, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 18 at Ross, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 23 Wyoming, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 25 Mt. Healthy, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 30 at Valley View, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 1 Harrison, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 4 Eaton, 12:30 p.m.

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