PREP GIRLS' BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Sehome Mariners

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDDecember 7, 2013 

SEHOME

MARINERS

Coach: Kim Kirk

Last year: Sehome's season came to an end against Archbishop Murphy in the Class 2A District Tournament. ... Finished 12-12 overall and sixth in the NWC with a 7-5 conference record. ... Produced 41.3 points per game last year while giving up 43.4.

Players to watch: Maddie Bryan (Jr., Wing); Megan Bayless (Jr., Guard); Madison MacPhee (Fr., Post)

Outlook: Sehome is beginning the post-Rachel Albert era, and other players are going to have to step up and produce offensively. One of those key newcomers coach Kim Kirk highlighted was freshman Madison MacPhee, who stands a 5-foot-8 and has impressed Kirk despite her lack of experience. "She started in her first game and did not show a bit of nervousness," said Kirk of MacPhee. Others like junior Maddy Bryan, who scored 7.9 points per game last year, will probably see an uptick in their scoring numbers now that other offensive options are going to be called upon. "We're a work in progress," Kirk said. "We're a young team ... but I've really like what I have seen so far." Offensively, Kirk said, the Mariners are a team that will look to run sets out of their half-court offense while applying their patented strong pressure on the defense, hoping turnovers will lead to more offensive opportunities. "We'll be a team that needs to run our sets, and be a little bit less fast-paced as we have been in the past," Kirk said.

2013-14 SCHEDULE

Dec. 3 Bellingham L, 51-37

Dec. 5 at Lynden Christian 7:15 p.m.

Dec. 6 at Nooksack Valley 7:15 p.m.

Dec. 9 at Squalicum 7:15 p.m.

Dec. 13 Lynden 7:15 p.m.

Dec. 17 at Marysville-Pilchuck 7 p.m.

Dec. 20 Sedro-Woolley 7:15 p.m.

Dec. 27 at White River 11:30 p.m.

Dec. 28 Cascade Christian 10 a.m.

Jan. 2 at Anacortes 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 7 Squalicum 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 10 Ferndale 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 13 at Mount Baker 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 20 Blaine 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 24 at Bellingham 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 28 at Lynden 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 30 Nooksack Valley 7:15 p.m.

Feb. 4 at Meridian 7:15 p.m.

Feb. 7 Lynden Christian 7:15 p.m.

Feb. 11 at Burlington-Edison 7:15 p.m.

2013-14 ROSTER

No. Name Year Pos. Height

5 Chanelle Eddy Jr. Post 5-8

10 Jenny McIntyre So. Guard 5-5

11 Maddy Bryan Jr. Wing 5-10

12 Mackenzie Caldwell Sr. Post 5-9

13 Hannah Holmgren So. Wing 5-7

20 Megan Bayless Jr. Guard 5-5

21 Abby Wright Sr. Post 6-0

22 Madison MacPhee Fr. Guard 5-8

23 Madinson Ulrich Fr. Guard 5-5

24 Olivia Messenger So. Wing 5-6

32 Danielle Strasser Sr. Post 5-11

33 Devin Grahn So. Guard 5-6

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