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WESTPORT EAGLES

Lady Eagles will continue to bring the defense

WESTPORT — The Westport girls varsity basketball squad will find itself in an unfamiliar role in 2012-13: underdog.

The Eagles were hit hard by graduations, losing MVP Willa McKinley along with starters Allison Sherman, Mallory Sudduth, Karlee McGee and Karin Dorsey. Emily French and Delany Sears were also key contributors who graduated, along with Dorie Souris from its 15-3 section semifinalist roster.

That is one of the main reasons why, when asked what his teams weaknesses were, head coach Hokey McKinley said, “inexperience and inexperience.”

However, McKinley said that his team will continue to play with a positive attitude and, “with honor,” relying on their trademark man-to-man defense and team concept on offense to compete with teams like Indian Lake/Long Lake and Elizabethtown-Lewis.

Junior guard Brendee Russell will be called on as the lone returning player from the 11-12 squad that saw significant minutes during the season. She will be joined by returning players Sarah Looby, Felicia Kurth and Ashley Quaglietta.

Roster

Player Pos. Grade

Ashley Quaglietta G 12; Sarah Looby F 11; Brendee Russell G 11; Felicia Kurth G 11; Megan Sudduth G/F 11; Emily Rascoe G 11; Danielle Schwoebel G/F 10; Kerrigan Viens F 10; Sydney Mitchell G 10; Courtney Burch G 10

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