By Chris Parker
Sarcoxie ladies basketball returns probably the greatest scorers within the space in Anette Ramirez. Ramirez averaged 27.9 factors per recreation final 12 months to go together with 5.5 rebounds, 4.3 steals and a couple of.1 assists per recreation.
“Annette is anticipated to steer our staff in angle and expertise. We all know statistically Annette can be a pacesetter, however what makes her an distinctive participant is her capability to rally her teammates and create a spark in them,” Sarcoxie coach April Ellis mentioned. “She has a terrific capability to concentrate on the clock and positioning. She is like having an extra coach on the ground.”
She’s going to look to assist the Girl Bears enhance on final 12 months’s 12-12 end.
Myra Caddick returns for her third season as a starter at guard in her junior season. Final 12 months, Caddick averaged 4.5 factors, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and a couple of.1 steals per recreation.
“I anticipate Myra Caddick to develop into an in depth offensive menace this 12 months,” Ellis mentioned. “She has the flexibility to create steals and switch these into lay-ups whereas additionally being a menace from behind the arc.”
Fellow junior Jacey Roth will look to manage the paint for Sarcoxie.
“Jacey Roth has quite a lot of data about this system and what we try to perform,” Ellis mentioned. “Her capability to execute what we’re asking of her and to have the ability to put up down low can be a terrific aid for our guards.”
Sophomores Kaylan Anderson (ahead) and Kadence Flynn (middle) gained varsity expertise as freshmen. They may look to make much more of an affect within the paint this 12 months.
Senior guard Tiah Cupp is a newcomer to the staff this 12 months.
“Tiah convey quite a lot of data and courtroom consciousness to the sport. She is extraordinarily coachable and doesn’t take a play off. She can be a terrific addition to our staff,” Ellis mentioned.
Sarcoxie will open the season on Nov. 23 at house towards Hurley.
“We hope our id comes from the defensive finish of the ground and our hustle. We wish Sarcoxie to be synonymous with the time period arduous work and hustle,” Ellis mentioned. “Our general expectations of this staff is to out-work whoever we play. We need to get out and push the basketball and create havoc on the ground.”