High School Sports

PREP GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Nooksack Valley preview

NOOKSACK VALLEY PIONEERS

Coach: Shane Wichers

Last season: 11-13, (5-8 NWC), eliminated in the Class 1A Bi-District tournament

Players to watch: Erika Ramstead, (Jr., G), Amanda TeVelde (Sr., G), Austen Beard, (So., P)

Outlook: The Pioneers had enough pieces to make a run at the state tournament last season, but just couldn’t seem to put everything together. This season that should change. Ramstead is one of the more versatile players in the conference, averaging 16.8 points per game. She’s complemented well by TeVelde and post Ashley Lambert. Some of Nook-sack Valley’s frontcourt players are young, but have potential. One of the biggest challenges the Pioneers face will be finding a way to improve on last season’s 44 points per game, if they can do that this squad could go far.

ROSTER

No. Player (Pos., Ht., Yr.)

10. Alex Ozuna (G, 5-3, So.)

11. Amanda TeVelde (G, 5-7, Sr.)

14. Breanna Warner (P, 5-10, Fr.)

15. Erika Ramstead (G, 6-0, Jr.)

20. Ashley Lambert (P, 5-9, Sr.)

22. Joanne TeVelde (G, 5-6, G)

24. Austen Beard (P, 5-9, P)

25. Danielle Way (P, 6-0, So.)

30. Haley Dodd (P, 5-11, Sr.)

35. Bailey DeBruin (G, 5-4, So.)

44. Allison Johnson (P, 5-11, Fr.)

SCHEDULE

Dec. 5, Meridian, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 7, at Lynden Christian, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 13, Blaine, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 15, at Lynden, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 19, Sehome*, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 21, at Meridian*, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 27, at Sun Dome tournament, TBA

Dec. 28, at Sun Dome tournament, TBA

Jan. 5, at Anacortes*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 8, at Blaine*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 11, Bellingham*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 14, Friday Harbor, 3 p.m.

Jan. 15, Lynden*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 19, at Burlington-Edison*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 22, Mount Baker*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 26, at Squalicum*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 29, Ferndale*, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 31, Mount Vernon*, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 2, at Sedro-Woolley*, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 8, Lynden Christian*, 7:30 p.m.

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