The Marysville-Pilchuck girls basketball team is getting ready for tip-off as the season is just around the corner.
The Tomahawks are entering their third season under Head Coach Taylor Stevens. Over his first two years he has an overall record of 0-39, but this season Marysville-Pilchuck comes in with their first senior-led roster. Over the offseason they did not lose any players and return six seniors, two juniors and three sophomores.
“Having so many seniors is going to be beneficial in that there is more maturity on this roster. They are able to lead the younger players and get everyone up to speed in a way that we weren’t able to do before. This team is willing to work, willing to listen, and I think this is the group that has really bought into the program,” said Marysville-Pilchuck Coach Stevens.
Near the end of last season, the Tomahawks fell just short of earning their first win in the last two years as they lost to Oak Harbor, 45-39, and Mountlake Terrace, 44-40. With such close losses, Marysville-Pilchuck built some confidence heading into this year.
The senior heavy roster will be led by MacKenzie Konsor, Miriah Summers and Georgia Bradley. Konsor, three-year varsity guard, will run the offense and look to be the leader on the floor on both ends. Summers, three-year varsity forward, comes in as the most complete player on both ends of the court as she is the Tomahawks' first scoring option. Bradley, starting center, had her season cut short last year due to injury but will be looked at to use her ability in the paint to create second-chance points.
Madyson Baxter, sophomore forward, had a strong year as a freshman last season as she used her height in order to grab a lot of rebounds for Marysville-Pilchuck. As the tallest player on the team she will be looked at to fill a similar role this season.
“We are going to get challenged and tested, but at the end of the day I think we’ll be able to figure out the little details in order to win games. It’s about working every single day and making that climb with every practice and every game,” said Coach Stevens.
The Tomahawks' first home game will be against the Bellingham Red Raiders on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:15 p.m.