Moniteau Lady Warriors
Head coach: Dee Arblaster
2019-20 Record: 11-12
Playoffs: Lost to Brookville, 64-58 in overtime, in the District 9 Class 3A championship game
Top returning players: Aslyn Pry (Sr., F/C, 14.6 ppg, 13.3 rpg, 3.0 spg, 2.7 apg, 1.5 bpg, Preseason All-District 9 Selection by D9and10Sports.com; Was a second-team All-District 9 selection as a junior), Abby Rottman (7.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2 spg), Zoey Hillwig (Sr., G, Played in 21 games with 19 points last season), Victoria Pry (Jr., G, Played in 20 games with 8 points last year), Brunne Barger (So., G/F, Played in 16 games with 21 points last year)
Top players lost: Kristin Auvil (12.7 ppg, 7 rpg, 2.5 apg), Haley Pry (6.2 ppg, 5 rpg, 1.8 apg), Katie Chesnonis (4.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg)
Key newcomers: Catherine Kelly (Fr., G, Catherine is a student of the game who has a great basketball IQ. She works very hard, she is very poised and sees the floor well. Catherine will help handle the ball and run our offense. She will be a great addition to the team), Kendall Sankey (Fr., F, Kendall is a hard worker who has great knowledge of the game. She will be expected to help handle the ball and help Aslyn on the boards), Abbey Jewart (Fr., G, Abbey gives 100 percent every day. Her basketball IQ is high, and she is a great student of the game and a great teammate. She will be expected to help stretch the floor on offense – Note: Jewart is the daughter of Moniteau’s boys’ head coach Mike Jewart), Camryn Fallen (Fr., Coming off shoulder surgery), Davina Pry (Fr.)
Keys to the season: Moniteau was one of just three District 9 girls’ basketball teams to play a game prior to the shutdown in mid-December beating Clarion, 51-45, in overtime in a game that it trailed by 13 points in the second half … The keys to the season are sating out of foul trouble, having our experienced players stay poised and help lead our young players, compete for the whole game, and take no plays off.
Things your team was doing during the COVID-19 pause of winter sports: Our team had a Google classroom that we used to help keep the players engaged. From basketball trivia competition with other teams at our school to daily workouts they do from home. Our athletic trainer has done a great job keeping our players connected and working hard. We were all looking forward to getting back the gym. The Keys to returning to play will be (1)
To make sure we are following all protocols set in place by our administration who have been working hard to get our seasons in. Doing our part to keep our student-athletes healthy and able to play. (2)Make every minute in practice count. It will be like having another first week of practice all over. (3) Get lots of reps In Every day. Get in shape physically and mentally.