Lions News · Girls Basketball Season Preview

Newaygo Girls Basketball Preview; Nate Thomasma, Head Coach

2017-18 record (overall, conference, tournament finish):
Overall: 5-16 Conference: 2-12 (7th out of 8th) TF: Lost to TC in the 1st round of districts.

Returning starters (grade):
Jaylee Long (10th grade)
Lily Reuhmeier (10th grade)

Other Key Returners (grade):
Mya Berwald (12th grade)
Daniella duChemin (12th grade)
Sarah Behnke (12th grade)
Sophia Frisbie (11th grade)

Key newcomers (grade):
Amaya Vandyke (11th grade)
Savannah Hill (11th grade)
Kyla Rounds (11th grade)
Jessica Sanchez (11th grade)
Madi Berwald (11th grade)
Kendall Mathis (10th grade)
Emerson Goodin (9th grade)
Jaxi Long (9th grade)

Player to watch (quick word on them):
Jaylee Long: Jaylee is a returning All Conference player.  She led the team in scoring and assists last year.
Lily Reuhmeier: Lily was our second leading scorer last year.  She also led the team in rebounds.
Sophia Frisbie: Sophia was the 6th man last year.  She is a gritty player willing to play any role on the team.

Team strengths:
The team pushes the ball up the floor pretty well.  We will need to use our quickness to our advantage.

Team Challenges:
Height and youth.  Our tallest player is only 5’8″.  We will have to scrap and rebound the ball as a team or we will be in trouble.  We are also pretty young. With that can come some inconsistent play at times. We will need to grow up fast because we have some tough games right out of the gate.

Coach quote on team:
“They’ve been a good team to be around.  We just have to get consistent hard work at practice everyday to continue to grow and get better.”