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2018-2019 Girls Basketball Preview

11/12/2018, 5:30pm EST

Oak Harbor Lady Rockets

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2018-2019 Rockets' Preview

Head Coach
      Tom Kontak (7th season at Oak Harbor, 116-32 overall)
             (13th season overall, 207-76 record)
2017-2018 Record:  19-5 overall (5th straight sectional title)
Key Players Lost to Graduation:  Ashley Riley (9.1 ppg., 5.8 rpg.), Abby Dornbusch (7 ppg., 3.9 rpg.), Emily Lenke (3.4 ppg., 5 rpg.).
Key Returning Players:  Logan Harris (senior, 3-time letter winner, SBC Most Outstanding Player, 1st-Team All SBC, 1st Team All-District 6, 1st-Team A.P. NWO All-District, 3rd-Team A.P. DII All-Ohio, OHSN junior Player of the Year, 1st-Team All-Press, All-Blade Team, *committed to play at University of Findlay), Sophia Eli (junior, 2-time letter winner, 1st-Team All-SBC, Honorable-Mention All-District 6, Honorable-Mention A.P. NWO All-District, OHSN 1st-Team sophomore, 2nd-Team All-Press), Alaina Hetrick (senior, 1-time letter winn,er 1.9 ppg., 1.5 rpg).
Key New Varsity Players:  Madison Glaser (junior), Auna Tack (sophomore), Ryann Steinbrick (freshman), Riley Steinbrick (freshman).
Overall team summary & strength heading into the season:  "This year's edition of the Oak Harbor Lady Rocket basketball program will be a combination of talent and inexperience.  We are excited to return 2017-2018 SBC Most Outstanding Player, along with 1st-Team SBC selection, Sophia Eli (junior).  The remaining roster of contributing players, however, will take time to establish and develop."
"The main strengths of this team are being able to score in the post while also having players who can handle the ball on the perimeter.  Another plus for this group is having intelligent student-athletes both on and off the court.  They have an above average IQ sense for the game and have the team GPA over 3.5 in the classroom" - Coach Kontak.
Team's Biggest challenge entering season:  "The biggest challenge will be for this group to collectively get comfortable talking and communicating on the floor.  If this team is going to maximize its talent, talking and communicating will be a must.  Experiencing the speed and strength of high level high school basketball is a challenge for this year's team, a challenge early season play will develop.  As a program, we continue to strive each day to get better trying to #figureitout.  And, that working as one on the court we can become a team our fans and school are proud to watch compete." - Coach Kontak.

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