The 2018-2019 edition of Lady Mustang basketball is prepared to defend the 2018 class 4A State Championship.
Gone are four senior starters Kelson Miller, Alexa Mashburn, Jenna Davis and UCONN freshman and Gatorade National Player of the Year Christyn Williams. That group won 120 games and left a 33-game conference win streak.
This year’s edition will follow the leadership of seniors Riley Shepard, Madyson Bowman and Brynne Bell. Junior Hannah Claire Haughaboo and returning starter sophomore Bethany Dillard logged a lot of time on the court last season and will elevate the game this year. Junior Brittney Williams is ready to step in and provide an inside presence, along with fellow junior Katie Fox, an athletic post coming off of an injury last season.
A talented group of 9th graders will provide some depth, led by Ava Knoedl, last year’s JH Championship team leading scorer. Brooke Knoedl, Reese Shepard, and Stella Smith are all coming on strong and will gain valuable experience.
The team welcomes two transfers, sophomore Sadie Angel and junior Sydney Ward.
This young Lady Mustangs team is anxious to prove themselves and will compete in class 3A due to reclassification. They’ll face a new conference with some old familiar rivals.
It should be another exciting year on Mustang Mountain!