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November 11, 2013

Girls basketball preview: Elwood early leaders in county pack

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ANDERSON, Ind. — So the team will approach the season with some questions but with a tremendous belief in the abilities of the players.

“We are a very young team but with lots of rare talent waiting to be developed,” said Hollinger. “I have a very excited group ready to grow and improve each day. They are extremely athletic.”

ALEXANDRIA

The Tigers have a lot of missing pieces from last year's 6-16 entry.

Shanna Kelly, Peyton Quinn and Carlee Wihebrink graduated, and Paxton Quinn decided not to play.

Still, the team returns Courtney Skinner, Desirae Litchfield, Kelsey Crisp, Kennedy Aiman, Macie Cox and Morgan Oliver.

“Although we lost a lot from last year's roster, we are extremely positive heading into this season,” said Alexandria coach Tina Bolte. “The group that we have returning has put in a lot of hours in the offseason. We had a good summer. I keep telling people it was like a mini-season because we worked hard, improved, and took a huge step forward.”

Several players will have added responsibilities.

“There are a number of girls that do not have a lot of experience that are going to have to step into big roles for us,” said Bolte. “There are a few freshman and sophomores that I think have the potential to be varsity players for us. Our seniors are going to have to step up as leaders and help some of these more inexperienced players get comfortable on the varsity court.”

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