12-01-2016 Tri-City Area Sports

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Lady Panthers scrimmage Bridgman

 Saturday’s scrimmage between Watervliet and Bridgman’s girls’ varsity basketball teams gave a sneak peek into the capabilities and strengths of the Lady Panthers’ squad.

The scrimmage was played at home and started at 10:00 a.m.

Watervliet head coach Jason Forrester, in his first year at the helm of the program, did a nice job critiquing, correcting, and encouraging his team.

#48, December 01 Issue ACTION JACKSON… Hartford’s AJ Jackson reaches for a rebound Tuesday during a scrimmage as a Marcellus player tries to sweep it from her hands.  The Indians girls’ varsity basketball team opened up their season Tuesday, November 29 at home against Galesburg-Augusta. (TCR photo by Kristy Noack)

ACTION JACKSON… Hartford’s AJ Jackson reaches for a rebound Tuesday during a scrimmage as a Marcellus player tries to sweep it from her hands. The Indians girls’ varsity basketball team opened up their season Tuesday, November 29 at home against Galesburg-Augusta. (TCR photo by Kristy Noack)


While the squad did a nice job during the scrimmage, there were a few breakout players that were fun to watch.

Casie Gohr’s strength seemed to be on the breakaways. She was down the court and hitting jumpers often one on one against a Bee player.

Another exciting player was Jade Miller. Although she will not be a starter on the squad, Miller sure has plenty of get up and go. She blazed down the court, knocked away numerous balls from the Bridgman offense, and provided Watervliet with a boost of energy and pep. She is scrappy, aggressive, and quick. Those will be three powerful weapons to have on the bench at Forrester’s disposal.

Katie Schultz will continue her domination from three-point territory, while Logan Mizwicki will plow through the defense making layups, her strong suit.

This year’s team appears energetic, determined, and physical. The ladies opened their season this week, playing at home against Kalamazoo Hackett on Monday. Friday, December 2, the team travels to Delton Kellogg for their first road game of the 2016/17 season.

Hartford Indians faced Marcellus in scrimmage action

Hartford’s varsity girls’ basketball team, under the direction of Lee Mireles, faced off against Marcellus on Tuesday, November 22 at home in a scrimmage.

The team did a nice job of pressuring the Marcellus offense and had quite a few takeaways during the game.

Also impressive was the Indians’ Marissa Beraza’s quickness getting the ball down the court as well as Amara Wesaw’s aggressive play in the paint.

Another Hartford player to watch this season will be AJ Jackson. She was strong under the bucket; her height will give her a distinct advantage this season.

All in all, for Hartford’s first time on the court this season, the team looked impressive. Their opening game of the season took place at home on Tuesday, November 29 as they took on Galesburg-Augusta.

Coloma basketball takes the court with a young squad