After the Red Lions girls basketball finished last season with a record of 17-10 and qualified for states, the ten returning players of the team will be looked at with high expectations this upcoming season.
Coach Don Dimoff doesn’t view the loss in size after losing Morgan Khune and Devan Horka as a big worry, but still having a strong net presence is the goal this year. “We have a lot of depth,”
Coach Dimoff said despite losing the help around the basket from previous years.
The loss of key players won’t change any preparations for the upcoming season, Coach Dimoff said. They will still aim to “pressure full court” he said.
“Hopefully this (full court pressure) will neutralize the size issue,” Dimoff said.
Junior Courtney Dimoff has her own goals of being a leader on and off the floor. “As well as to do whatever it takes to help my team succeed and win,” said Courtney. Along with personal goals, Coach Dimoff also has team goals.
“As a team I would say to just always play hard and have great toughness,” Dimoff said, “Also to get better everytime we step on the floor.”
Other than preseason being about preparation and becoming more disciplined, it was also much more focused, said Dimoff.
“The team was more focused than it has been in past year I’ve played,” Dimoff said. She said they’ve been focusing on the toughness of the team along with each player being interchangeable on the court.