KEENE VALLEY - A deep roster that's flush with varsity experience is likely to give Keene an edge in MVAC girls basketball.
The Beavers suffer the loss of scoring leader Emma Nye to graduation, but they will have plenty of options to look to with nine players returning from last year's 3-14 squad.
Senior Jessica Caner leads a group of returners that also features juniors Brittney Guerin, Amanda Boyle, Emma Gothner and Anna Kowanko, and sophomores Hannah McCabe, Sadie Holbrook, Megan Hall and Chrissy Fabiano.
Joining the team this year are senior Stephanie Shackett, junior Alexis Smith, sophomore Alex Dumas, and freshman Olivia Jaques.
"Our goals this year are to work as a team, be competitive, be good sports, and have lots of fun," said Beavers' head coach Valerie Warner.
**Editor's Note: Keene will not field a boys basketball team during the 2010 season.