by Beech High School, 2019-11-18T09:10:16.000-08:00November 18 2019, at 09:10 AM PST
The 2019-20 basketball season is upon us. Both varisty teams open up tomorrow hosting Clarksville NE beginning with the girls game at 6pm.
GRIL’S OUTLOOK: The 2019-20 Lady Bucs will be down three starters from last year’s team but will be led by returning starters Deshiya Hoosier and Mia Dean. Other key players returning from last years team are Brianna Ellis and Natasia Jones. Coach Utley is looking for Laci Walker, Kaiya Wigfall, Ryleigh Piotto as well as Riley Long and Riley Messer to see good minutes. The Lady Bucs are going to look and play different this year defensively and are looking to play up tempo on offense.
Injuries – senior Jana Claire Swafford, signing with Cumberland University today, ACL surgery mid July (working to get back)
Christa Dean- 10th grade – ACL, surgery July, out till spring
Amaya Hutchinson 10th grade – ACL surgery June, out till spring
BOY’S OUTLOOK: Very excited about this team and this season. We expect to be very competitive and are looking forward to the challenge of a pretty loaded schedule. The team is connected and united. They have a passion for the game and have been very coachable. Still young with half of our rotation being sophomores but our expectations are still high.
Key players will be: Kaleb Powell, Andrew Paige, Kristian Shaw, Luke Fleming, Jyquale Matthews, Bradley Wheeler, Jackson Long, Sam McClendon and Braden Brinkley.