2017-12-07 / Sports

Buck girls varsity basketball team facing tough JPC

By Thomas Reznich

The Roscommon girls varsity basketball team is looking toward tough challenges in just about every Jack Pine Conference game this season according to Coach Scott Mires.

He said that the Bucks will get plenty of leadership from returning seniors Emily Barnhart, Maleah Wooten, Em­ily Townsend, Morgan Thomas and Macy Mires. Junior Peyton Church is in her third year on varsity, and Coach Mires said the Bucks will be looking to her for leadership as well as for scoring.

Coach Mires said Barnhart “battles hard in the post on both ends of the floor,” where she holds her own, “often against much larger players.”

“I think we will improve as we be­gin to see teams for the second time this season,” said Coach Mires, who added the first few games “will be a learning experience.”

He said sophomore Emily Terry has shown “a lot of potential,” and that she has been getting significant playing time and “learns something every game.”

Coach Mires said he expects the Jack Pine Conference to be very tough this season, with Clare and Gladwin leading the way. He said he expects his Bucks, and the rest of the teams in the confer­ence, to be competitive every night, and added that “there will be surprises every week.”

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