2012-11-29 / Sports

Youthful Bucks to take to the court

Winter Sports Preview
By Mike Metzger


‘ONE TEAM ONE GOAL’ Roscommon High School varsity basketball coach Phil Weiler (center) told his team during a Nov. 26 practice that the 10 person team must work together. “One team, one goal,” Weiler said. He added the girls must “rely on each other and have each other’s backs” to be successful this season. 
(Photo by Krista Tacey-Cater) ‘ONE TEAM ONE GOAL’ Roscommon High School varsity basketball coach Phil Weiler (center) told his team during a Nov. 26 practice that the 10 person team must work together. “One team, one goal,” Weiler said. He added the girls must “rely on each other and have each other’s backs” to be successful this season. (Photo by Krista Tacey-Cater) The Roscommon High School girls varsity basketball team will be youthful this season according to Coach Phil Weiler as half of the team is composed of underclassmen.

The Bucks 10 member squad will feature five sophomores, three seniors and two juniors. The seniors include postplayers Morgan Romancky and Amanda Reno and guard Sam Adams. The juniors are Michon VanWormer and Miquaela Dault and the sophomores include Logan Hutek, Kalen Church, Janae Hoke, Reagan Moffit and Molly Blanchard.

“First and foremost we are youthful,” Coach Weiler said, noting that his team is quick this season something he feels will help.

He noted that he has seen maturity from his seniors thus far.

Sophomore Hutek returns to the team after a 200-point season during her freshman year. Weiler added that Church looked good this summer and said that she is a “savvy” player.

Weiler reported that he took sophomore Blanchard with the team this summer to the Notre Dame team camp.

“Obviously Clare is king until you take that away from them,” Weiler said of the Jack Pine Conference this season. “They are the most complete team.”

He added that all of the teams, with the exception of Clare, are pretty young this year, something that could create an interesting race in the JPC.

“We will win some games we should not and lose some games that we should have won,” Weiler said of the season.

“I like this team,” Weiler said adding that they are all “gym rats.”

He noted that he has seen leadership from the three seniors who are all four year players. He said he also relies on Hutek, Church and Moffit.

The Bucks opened their season Wednesday night after the Resorter went to the press. They will be in action Friday night in Meridian. Tip-off for the Bucks and Mustangs is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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