Girls Basketball

Lakota East’s young, but talented, squad has plenty of balance

Lakota East senior Maddy Bley is expected to provide a boost for the Thunderhawks during the 2019-2020 season. AJ FULLAM/6SPhoto.com

LIBERTY TWP. — The Lakota East High girls basketball team may be young, but the Thunderhawks show plenty of balance.

Thunderhawks second-year coach Dan Wallace expects hard work and togetherness from his squad during the 2019-2020 season.

Here’s a snapshot of the Lakota East girls basketball program this season:

QUOTABLE: “We have a young but talented team who enjoy playing together,” Wallace said. “The off-court chemistry of this group will show itself on the court, and we fully expect to have a very unselfish and bonded team who enjoys competing together. … With a lot of balance in the lineup, it will be interesting to see who steps up, but we also expect high contributions off the bench.  This group plays hard and plays together. We are excited to see this young group continue to improve as the season unfolds and look forward to the competition within a loaded Greater Miami Conference.”

NOTABLE: Overall record improvement from the season before, according to Wallace.

LAST SEASON: The Thunderhawks finished 8-15 overall and 5-11 in the Greater Miami Conference.

2018-2019 POSTSEASON: Lost to Mercy McAuley in the sectional tournament.

2019-2020 SEASON OPENER: At home against Harrison on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 1:45 p.m.

RETURNING STARTERS: Maddy Bley

Lakota East’s Jordan Stanley puts up a shot against Middletown last season. She graduated last year and was the Thunderhawks’ leading scorer. AJ FULLAM/6SPhoto.com

SUBMITTED ROSTER:

Emily French, senior guard

Emma Reuss, senior forward

Maddy Bley, junior guard

Delaney Senger, junior guard

Sarah Sewak, sophomore guard

Camryn Eddy, senior guard

Claire Vogelmann, senior guard

Grace Honigford, senior guard

Jazmine Yun, junior guard

Morgan Novean, junior guard

Olivia Hines, sophomore guard/forward

Liz Tenoever, sophomore point guard

Madison French, freshman point guard

Ashley Fohl, sophomore guard

Kelsey Siereveld, junior center

Bri Harris, junior forward

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