By Braden Clark
It is easy to say that our girls team had an abysmal season last year, so to say that they can only improve from last season will be an easy feat. With a record of 1-18 they could possibly win more games they did all of last season in their first week. Returning starters Katelyn Hamilton and Katelyn Hannifan look to lead the Lady Lions to a season they haven’t had in a long time.
“Expectations this year is that we’ll go far because we have worked harder this year and Payson High should plan on seeing us in state this year,” said Senior Brenae “Bonesaw” Rosser.
Losing two of their leading scorers from last year Taylor Quist and Tess Spencer, “Katelyn Squared” look to take the roll of leading scorers for the Lions. Hamilton coming off a team leading 19 three pointers is a threat from deep. Along with Hamilton’s precision from deep also Hannifan is also a threat from deep hitting 11 threes, second on the team behind Hamilton, the Lions will look to unleash fire upon opposing teams from the three point land.
Everyone knows that you must have a successful front court to ever win a championship, and the Lady Lions have two seniors patrolling down in the low post. Brenae “Bonesaw” Rosser and Priscilla “Chicken Wing” Hales will look to lock down opposing centers and forwards.
“Like I said before we’ve worked harder than ever before, and we are going to surprise a lot of people this year,” said Rosser.
If I have learned one thing over the years with these girls is that they know how to win, freshman year they tied for the championship and successful seasons over their sophomore and junior seasons. My prediction this year is that if they don’t finish top two in region it will be a disappointing season, I have expectations for my girls this year and I look forward to ride the bus all the way to Dixie State this year.