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2020-21 Lakeview Girls’ Basketball Preview Powered by Potter County Family Campground

Lakeview Lady Sailors

Head coach: Gary Burke

2019-20 Record: 17-6

Playoffs: Lost to Girard in D-10 Class 3A quarterfinal, 52-45

Top returning players:  Danielle Sontheimer Sr G (returning starter avg 3.7ppg and 5.1 rpg.); Sophia DiMaria Sr C (out most of year with injury…did letter as a jr.); Reese Gadsby Jr G (returning starter soph 13.1ppg…..last 12 games avg 16.7ppg); Izzy Chaffee Jr F (3.7ppg and 3.8rpg as a soph….lettterman); Amber Sefton Jr G (4.6ppg as a soph…letterman)

Top players lost:  We lost 3 starters from last year to graduation – Austa Reed, G, (11.7 ppg.); Reagan Burke (2.8 ppg.), Carlin Ligo (C, 5.88 ppg.)

Key newcomers: Along with the 5 returning players, we have several sophomores that saw the varsity floor last year as freshmen:

*Ryleigh Booher, G, Sr. (Aggressive defender and has a great work ethic on the court.)
*Kelsey Seddon, G, Soph. (Tough, physical, quick… a great on ball defender and will contribute at the 2 spot offensively.)
*Pricilla Cole, G, Soph. (Very aggressive defensively and offensively. Athletic and strong. Really improved offense in the offseason.)
*Alaina Peltonen, PG, Soph. (Quick, aggressive, smart point guard that can score the ball and finds shooters exceptionally well.)
*Delaney Kepner, G, Soph. (Can play the 3 or 4 position, can be a match up problem for teams. Can defend G’s and F’s alike.)
*Elsa Cole, F, Soph. (Very aggressive and physical post player. Great hustler and rebounder.)

Keys to the season: We are prepared to be a very aggressive team on both ends of the floor. We want to pressure the basketball for 32 minutes and push the ball offensively. We want to use our depth to wear people down quarter after quarter Our ability to create offense from our defense has been a staple of our program over the last 2 years and we want to increase those opportunities even more. If we share the basketball and play for each other, we could have 9-10 girls scoring each night. Reese is going to score for us each night but we must have other options to go to be a balanced offensive team

Things your team is doing during the COVID-19 pause of winter sports: We have an App that is keeping the girls working on ball handling and keeping them active. Our team had a tremendous offseason despite COVID-19 issues. We had great attendance and the girls have worked hard to improve their skills from last year. However, I am concerned about the lack of preseason and practice time that is needed to establish roles on the team and our substitution patterns. There is a tremendous amount of competition for playing time on our team. Therefore, when we return, every practice will be greatly magnified and vital, not only for each player looking for a contributing role, but also for early season success.

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