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Lady Hornets Looks To Be Competitive

November 22, 2017
BY BRUCE CRAWFORD - Staff Writer (bcrawford@wetzelchronicle.com) , Wetzel Chronicle

The 2017-18 version of the Hundred girls' basketball team looks to be competitive, as it has six returnees and five top-notch freshmen who have the Hornets veteran head coach Steve Dakan and new assistant coach Kasey Sapp excited to see what's is yet to come.

Hundred lost the majority of its team to graduation that consisted of Valeir Soles, Madeline Goff, Mady Wheeler, Macy Long, Miranda Gray, Hailey Eastham, Rachel Watson and Caitlyn Keller.

Dakan's six returning kids are also excited to see what the season brings, but they understand it will be a rebuilding year, but they are listening, and doing what they are told.

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Hundred High School Lady Hornets’ basketball team

With no seniors on the team, it looks like junior standout Katherine Henderson will be the focal point of the team. Henderson will be starting her third season on the starting five, and looks to be ready to divide and conquer.

Henderson, along with freshman Kayley Davis and junior Emily Metz, will be called to bring up the ball, while good looking freshmen Jayden Ray and Mahalya Britton looks to compete with sophomore Kayla Simms and juniors Victoria Hawkins, Elizabeth Keller and Brittany Mars for the starting positions.

Junior Elizabeth Keller, along with her freshmen sister Sarah Keller and freshmen Kayla Matthews, look to relieve coach Dakan of any headaches with their play too.

"Friendly competition is making practice a little fun," said Dakan. We might have a young team, but all these girls are working

hard, and like each other too, and that is a very good thing," added Dakan.

"Henderson can play anywhere on the court and do it well," Dakan said. And because she has the mobility to play anywhere the Hornets can bring girls in, and Henderson can fill in where needed.

Ray looks to be a gamer. She has a relative who was one of the Hornets finer basketball players in Chad Ray, and it looks like Jadan has some of those genes, too.

"We will compete and play hard from the tip-off to the final buzzer," Dakan added. "But what we might lack in numbers, doesn't mean we won't be able to compete in ball games."

Helping Dakan with this years team is Kasey Sapp. Dakan said he is a good addition to the team. Sapp is a teacher at Hundred. He is a special needs social studies teacher.

The Lady Hornets will open up at Paden City Nov. 28 and will host Cameron in its home-opener with both games tipping off at 7:30 p.m.

 
 
 

 

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