|WP girls basketball team returns 5 letter winners|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 01 December 2011 22:20|
2011-12 Wauneta-Palisade girls basketball team: At front, Jonee Maris, left, and Sheyla Christner, right. Second row, from left, Emma Skelton, Abbie Fanning, Sydnee Harchelroad and Leiauna Alberts. Back row, from left, Brianna Einspahr, Hannah Nordhausen, Brooklyn Nordhausen, Nicole Strand, Cassidy Rathe and Coach Roger Lauhead. Not pictured: Tailor Lee and Assistant Coach Betsy Johanson.
By Carl Williams
The Wauneta Breeze
The 2011 - 2012 girls’ round-ball team hit the hardwoods with 12 roster players, led by senior forward Sheyla Christner who averaged 9.4 points and 5 rebounds and was named second team all-conference. Christner brings intensity to her game by being able to play different positions.
The Broncos will be missing their floor general Bethany Riener, but are hoping returning starter Abbie Fanning will pick-up the slack in that area.
Other returning letter winners: senior Jonee Maris will be called on to fill a forward position, junior guard Emma Skelton’s defense will help keep up the teams intensity, sophomore’s Tailor “The Hammer” Lee and Brooklyn Nordhausen hope to fill the void of Janae Bischoff and Rebecca Strand. Tailor averaged three rebounds per game as a freshman and is expected to “hammer” the boards for the Broncos this year.
Another sophomore Cassidy Rathe is looking to increase her playing time, along with five freshmen: Sydnee Harchelroad, Brianna Einsphar, Leiauna Alberts, Hannah Nordhausen and Nicole Strand.
The Broncos will be looking to run, but will slow down their transition if needed. This team is lacking in experience and upper classmen and their D-2 schedule is extra tough this year.
The basketball season started with an exhibition at the NSAA Jamboree in Wauneta last Saturday.
Wauneta-Palisade High School Basketball 2011-2012 Schedule
Dec. 2 Boys & Girls at Brady 3:00/4:00
Dec. 3 Boys & Girls Wallace 3:00/4:00
Dec. 9 Boys & Girls at Cambridge 3:30/4:30
Dec. 13 Girls Only at DCS 5:00/6:00
Dec. 16 Boys & Girls South Platte 3:00/4:00
Dec. 17 Boys & Girls at Hayes Center 2:00/3:00
Dec. 27-28 Boys & Girls at Brady Tourney TBA
Jan. 2-3 Boys & Girls at Cambridge Tourney TBA
Jan. 6 Boys & Girls at Hitchcock Co. 3:00/4:00
Jan. 7 Boys & Girls Southwest 3:00/4:00
Jan. 13 Boys & Girls Perkins Co. 3:00/4:00
Jan. 14 Boys & Girls at Garden Co. 2:30/3:30
Jan. 19 Boys & Girls at Paxton 3:30/4:30
Jan. 21-28 Boys & Girls RPAC Tourney TBA
Feb. 2 Boys & Girls Medicine Valley 3:00/4:00
Feb. 3 Boys & Girls at Sutherland 3:00/4:00
Feb. 7 Boys & Girls at Chase County 4:00/5:00
Feb. 10 Boys & Girls at Maywood 3:00/4:00
Feb. 13, 14, 16 Girls Subdistricts at Imperial
Feb. 17 Boys Only DCS 5:00/6:00
Feb. 18 Boys & Girls at DCS
JV Tourney 9:00/10:00 a.m.
Feb. 20, 21, 23 Boys Subdistricts at Imperial
Feb. 24 Girls District Finals TBA
Feb 28 Boys District Finals TBA
Winners of Subdistricts set the sites for District Finals.
March 1, 2, 3 Girls State Tournament
March 8, 9, 10 Boys State Tournament
|Last Updated on Thursday, 01 December 2011 22:23|