The Marysville Getchell girls basketball team is gearing up for a solid season behind an experienced core.
After suffering a few injuries before last season began, the Chargers got off to a rough start on their way to a 4-8 league record and on overall record of 5-15. During the offseason they only lost two seniors and return the majority of their varsity roster, including players that have recovered from injury.
“I’m really excited about this year. We have players coming back from injury and a lot of them have been in my program for three years. It has been an easy transition and they have come out really hungry to start playing,” said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Shannon Grandbois.
After losing them for the entire season last year, junior Maddy Grandbois and senior Mikail Montez will make a huge impact for the Chargers. With their height and strength, they will play an enormous role in the team’s ability to rebound the ball and create second-chance points.
The Chargers have a rotation of guards that will keep a lot of speed and athleticism on the court at all times. The senior guard duo of Sydney Norton and Kiki Green bring experience to the team as multi-year starters. They will provide a lot of leadership and control the offensive tempo for Marysville Getchell. The junior guard duo of Madison Hagglund and Kortney Crane played significant minutes last season. The juniors grew a lot on the offense, including their ability to shoot from range.
In the frontcourt, Marysville Getchell has senior Katie Powell and junior Alexus Atkins that controlled the paint last season. After a year of varsity experience, they will look to use their height to score from in close as well as disrupting shots on the defensive end.
“The most important things are to be positive, reach our potential early, trust in one another and develop a family chemistry early on. This team can be really special as long as they work hard and come together,” said Coach Grandbois.
Your first chance to cheer on the Chargers at home will be against the Mariner Marauders on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 7:15 p.m.