Scottsburg Warriorettes coming into season with High Hopes PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 November 2010 00:00

The Scottsburg Warriorettes are set to begin the 2010-2011 season with high hopes.  Due to graduations as well as team members choosing not to come out, the Warriorettes return only five total players and three starters from last years roster.  This has caused many of the players to adjust to different positions on the court and have minimal breaks.

While the team only returns five players, many of them were key pieces to last season.  These include, Symantha Norton, Darion Hutchinson, Katie Wampler, Katie Casteel, and Sabrina Williams.  The team has also added skill with a move in from Center Grove High School, Sara Landis and new comer Sam Carey.  The rest of the 14 player roster is made up of freshmen who could have a strong impact as the year progresses by providing depth off the bench.
“We don’t have any depth right now,” said Hall of Fame Head Coach Donna Cheatham, “but as the year progresses, we should get some help from some of the freshmen as they get accustomed to the varsity game.”
A big combatant to this lack of depth early on will be the Warriorettes’ size.  The team sports five players standing six feet or taller on their roster, and each of them are versatile enough to play several positions on the court.
Because guard play has been an issue in the past with turnovers, the squad has worked hard to improve their ball handling, and Cheatham has found a few surprises early on.  Three of the six footers on the team have the ability to handle the ball and will have the responsibility to play the guard position.
“Height can work for or against you, but Norton has been a big surprise at the point and we’ve gotten a lot of help with outside shooting from Landis and Hutchinson,” said Cheatham.
The Warriorettes started off on the right foot last Saturday as they showed a lot of promise in their scrimmage with South Dearborn.  They will hope to flourish and live up to this promise as they begin their season on Nov. 12 at Jennings County.

Special Correspondent Logan Wells contributed this story


Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 November 2010 08:26