Back on the court

Lady Bulldogs aim to run over teams with their speed

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Head Coach Shelby Gliebe, Anasha Crowdus, Maleea Roland

James M. Zipp II , Reporter

After going just 6-16 last season, the girls basketball team hopes to bounce back from a disappointing season. 

“I’m looking forward to the season,” Head Coach Shelby Gliebe said. “I hope to see a lot of kids out there.”

Going 1-6 in the Hoosier Hills Conference and losing close games last year has ignited the Bulldogs to work harder and be better conditioned. Even though they aren’t the biggest team they hope to hurt teams with speed, according to Gliebe. 

The team kicked off their season with the Bulldog Blackout event October 27.

“This year we are trying to make noise in the area,” Gliebe said. 

Senior point guard Taylor Treat has been playing for the Bulldogs for four years.

“I think our biggest strength this season is how fast we can play,” Treat said. “We are not very big and are more guard-oriented, so we are able to get up and down the court.

I think our biggest strength this season is how fast we can play. We are not very big and are more guard-oriented, so we are able to get up and down the court.”

— Senior Taylor Treat

Gliebe says the team hopes to come with a good scheme going into the season focusing more on defense so their offense can thrive.

“Want to use our defense to fuel our offense,” Gliebe said.

Junior shooting guard Alaina Walker has been a player for the Bulldogs since her freshman year. 

“We play very well together because we know how each other plays so we are normally able to read each other and predict what someone is about to do,” Walker said. 

Not being the biggest team in size could help the Dogs because they can get up and down the court really fast, according to Walker. 

“Our team is mostly composed of guards so we have a very quick team,” Walker said. “We also have some very strong shooters so everyone should be considered a threat on the offensive side.”

Junior Journey Howard has played for the Dogs for three years. 

“Some of the strengths my team has is that we are very fast, which is good because we can run on teams,” Howard said. “Also my team works very well on the court and I think that will help us this season, also all of you want the same and have high hopes for our team.”

The team will face Evansville Bosse on the road November 6.