Winter Sports Preview

2018 McDonald County High School

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13103 KODIAK RD. • NEOSHO, MO 64850 BRUCE & KARLA BOATRIGHT - OWNERS TEAM APPAREL EMBROIDERY • Trophies • Plaques SCREENPRINTING • BANNERS 417-451-0677 8C McDonald County Press Thursday, November 29, 2018 W i n t e r S p o r t S p r e v i e W RICK PECK/SPECIAL TO MCDONALD COUNTY PRESS The 2018-2019 McDonald County High School freshman girls basketball team. Front row, left to right: Kathryn Scott, Madison Grider, Ebenee Munoz, Alexes Gidcumb and Kloe Myers. Back row: Kylie Meador, Faith Leach, Shye Hardin, Haley Mick, Abigail Wiseman, Adasyn Leach, Leslie Reams, coach Chris Kennedy, coach Sarah Holz and coach Joel McDuffey. a game, while Santillan and Wilson were not far back in the balanced offense at 7.4 and 6.6, respectively. Seniors Alexa Kitlen and Mattie Leach, along with underclassmen Lily Allman and Alexia Estrada, return this year after not playing last year, while 6-1 sophomore Mollie Milleson gives the Lady Mustangs an inside force. "The upperclassmen need to step in as leaders," Kennedy said. "We need them to lead on and off the court as well as in the classroom. I feel we have a good mix of kids that will do that and make our team thrive." Kennedy said he began his duties this past summer and got to know the girls and their abilities. "This summer I learned we can move the ball up and down the court at a good tempo, which is what we would like to "The players will have to buy into a new system and all the other things that come with a coaching change. The whole system will be changed — from how we dress to how we practice, to what offenses and defenses we will use." CHRIS KENNEDY McDonald County Girls Basketball coach v Continued on next page CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7C GIRLS

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