Maddy Grandbois, Marysville Getchell’s senior forward, tosses the ball up ahead during team scrimmage on Nov. 26.


The Marysville Getchell girls basketball team is back on the court as they start working toward another postseason run.

Last season the Chargers made a late push as they finished off the regular season on a 5-1 record over the last six games, putting them into the fifth spot for the WESCO District Tournament. Their postseason was cut short as they lost to Edmonds-Woodway, 52-39, and Meadowdale, 55-43, in the first two rounds of Districts. They finished the season with an overall record of 15-6 and a league record 9-4.

Over the offseason Marysville Getchell graduated a total of four seniors, including multi-year starters and a First Team All-Wesco center.

“The basketball IQ in our program is much richer than it has been in the past with how many players we are getting that have been playing on Select teams and in other leagues. It’s great to get in these girls that are really nice people, but also extremely competitive,” said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Shannon Grandbois.

Marysville Getchell will be led by their six returning seniors from last year’s varsity roster.

In the backcourt Madison Hagglund, Kortney Crane and Maddy Grandbois will lead the way. Hagglund and Crane will be working as the primary ballhandlers for the Chargers as they use their speed and shooting ability to create space. Grandbois, Second Team All-Wesco forward, will be found all over the court with her athleticism and grit to battle for every loose ball. 

In the frontcourt Faith Sherman, Brionna Palm and Alexus Atkins will be responsible for scoring in close and protecting the paint. Faith Sherman came off the bench last season but looks to have made huge strides this offseason and should provide a lot of athleticism down low. Palm has been on the varsity roster for multiple years and should provide touch in the paint. Atkins will be huge for the Chargers defense and rebounding as she stands at six-feet tall, setting her up to dominate most matchups.

“There are a lot of really good teams in this league and I think it will come down to whoever wants it the most. These girls really want it, but we’re going to take it one step at a time and look at making it into Districts to see what we can do,” said Coach Grandbois.

Your first chance to cheer on the Chargers will be at their first home game as they take on the Bellingham Red Raiders on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7:15 p.m.


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