Although it may be an uphill climb, the Fayette girls basketball team looks to get back on track this season after going 0-23 in 2016-17.
“We have seen some good progress so far and are excited to start playing,” said head coach Tim Morr. “We hope to be competitive in all of our games this year.”
Leading the charge for the Eagles this season is Mataya Rufenacht, who was second team All-BBC and honorable mention District 7 a season ago. She averaged 9 points per game and grabbed four rebounds per game last season.
Also back are Rhys Ruger (7 ppg, 5 rpg) and Addisyn Bentley. The Eagles are adding to the roster newcomers Trista Fruchey, Jensyn Robinson, and Kendra Ellis.
“We should be more athletic and competitive this year,” said Morr.
They lose just one letter winner off last year’s team who received all-league honors in the Buckeye Border Conference, that being Haley Perdue who was honorable mention All-BBC.
Other departed letter winners were Kaitlin Brubaker, Jennaya Hibbard and Alexus Ball.
“We only have 13 girls for JV and varsity so depth will be a big issue,” noted Morr of the Eagles’ main weakness for the season.
He also had an opinion on who the best team in the BBC is preseason.
“Stryker will be the league favorite,” he said.