Evergreen girls basketball had a winning season at 14-12 in head coach Brittaney Cymbolin’s first season at the helm last season. They are looking for more wins in year number two.
“I think our quickness and work ethic will give us the ability to surprise some teams,” said Cymbolin. “If we focus on winning one play at a time, we can have some success.”
Notable returnees for the Vikings are Abi Borojevich and Hannah Herr, each of whom were honorable mention All-Northwest Ohio Athletic League and honorable mention in District 7.
Herr is back after averaging nearly 9 (8.9) points per game last season, while Borojevich averaged 8.2 points per game.
They also return Bailie Sutter (honorable mention District 7), Kelsie Komisarek, and Jamie VanLoocke.
“Our girls work extremely hard,” said Cymbolin. “They like to get on the floor and show off how they hustle.”
However, the Vikings do lose probably their best player, Alyssa Noe, who graduated after last season. Noe was second team All-NWOAL and second team District 7 in 2016-17.
Also gone is Lexie Shipman.
Newcomers to the squad are Mady Peluso and Savannah VanOstrand.
“We are not very tall, so we need to try and use our speed against taller teams,” said Cymbolin of her team’s main weakness heading into the season.
The chase for the NWOAL girls basketball title should be exciting.
“I think the league will be very interesting because a lot of teams have the ability to beat anyone on any given night,” said the Viking coach.