Girls Basketball

OUTLOOK: Madison looks to challenge for conference title

Madison senior Kenzi Saunders returns after missing all but three games last season. AJ FULLAM/6SPhoto.com

MADISON TWP. — The Madison High girls basketball team is looking to improve from its 7-15 record from last season.

Mohawks coach Brian McGuire, who was at the helm from 2001 to 2004 before taking the reigns again in 2015, said his squad hopes to make a statement in the Southwestern Buckeye League.

Madison coach Brian McGuire

QUOTABLE: “I expect us to be much more improved from last year,” McGuire said. “Having Saunders back immediately made us better. We gained valuable experience last year even though we struggled. I expect us to be in the top 3 in the league this year, and hopefully challenging for a league title.”

NOTABLE: Kenzi Saunders, who missed last season because of ACL surgery, returns having been a starter as a freshman and sophomore. … Grace Baker averaged 8.7 points a game in 2018-2019. … Carley McMonigle grabbed 8.5 rebounds a game last season.

2018-2019 POSTSEASON: Lost to Valley View in the first round.

2019-2020 SEASON OPENER: At Monroe on Friday, Nov. 22 at 7:15 p.m.

RETURNING STARTERS: Ally King, Grace Baker (Honorable Mention All- League), Carley McMonigle (Honorable Mention All-League), Kenzi Saunders (First Team all-league as a freshman and sophomore).

Madison junior Grace Baker brings the ball up court against Monroe last season. AJ FULLAM/6SPhoto.com

SUBMITTED ROSTER:

Kenzi Saunders, senior guard

Ally King, senior forward

Sydney Marsh, senior forward

Keri Wheeler, senior guard

Grace Baker, junior guard

Reagan Lee, junior guard

Carley McMonigle, junior forward

Bri Roberts, junior forward

Dakota Williams, sophmore guard

Ella Campbell, freshman guard

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