2016-17 PREVIEW: East Clinton High School girls basketball


The East Clinton High School girls varsity basketball team, from left to right, front row, Lacey Peterman, Mackenzie Campbell, Logan Peterman, Miranda Beener, Kayla Hall; back row, head coach Steven Gerber, Paige Lilly, Bre Davis, Katelyn Talbott, Kaitlin Durbin, Sierra Christian, assistant varsity coach Jeff Craycraft.


Courtesy Photo | Downtown Photography

TEAM RECORD IN 2015-16

6-16 (1-14)

HEAD COACH

Steven Gerber, 4 years

COACH’S RECORD

72-116, 9 years

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Billy Bean (Head JV Coach); Jeff Craycraft (Assistant Varsity Coach); Neal Bond (Assistant Varsity Coach); Brian Barnes (Assistant Varsity Coach); Angie Collum (Head 8th Grade Coach); Hillari Noes (Head 7th Grade Coach)

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

3

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

8

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Lacey Peterman, sophomore (2nd Team All-SCOL, AP Honorable Mention All-Southwest District); Kaitlin Durbin, sophomore (team scoring leader); Paige Lilly, junior, (team steals leader); Bre Davis, junior, (team shot block leader); Kayla Hall

KEY NEWCOMERS

Mackenzie Campbell (sophomore) (returning from season long injury); Logan Peterman (junior) (returning from season long injury); Sierra Christian (junior)

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Ciarra Cooper (graduation) (starter); Sam Gaddis (graduation) (starter)

RIGHT NOW I LIKE

I like our athleticism, our depth and our versatility. The girls have done a great job buying into what we are trying to do on both ends of the floor and it allows us to do a lot of different things.

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE

Our execution

TEAM TO BEAT IN YOUR LEAGUE AND WHY

Miami Trace and Chillicothe, both have a lot of size and athleticism returning.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM, SEASON

I’m excited to see what this special group of girls is going to be able to accomplish throughout the year. They’ve put in a lot of work since the end of last season and I look forward to watching it pay off for them.

SCHEDULE

Nov 25 @Paint Valley Classic 5 pm; Nov 30 Fairfield @EC 730 pm

Dec 3 @Hillsboro 730 pm; Dec 7 Washington @EC 730 pm; Dec 10 @Wilmington 730 pm; Dec 14 @McClain 730 pm; Dec 17 Chillicothe @EC 130 pm; Dec 21 @Adena 730 pm; Dec 27 @Waynesville tournament 530 pm; Dec 28 @Waynesville tournament 530 pm

Jan 2 Blanchester @EC 7 pm; Jan 4 @Miami Trace 7 pm; Jan 7 Clinton-Massie @EC 130 pm; Jan 11 Hillsboro @EC 730 pm; Jan 14 @Washington 130 pm; Jan 18 Wilmington @EC 7 pm; Jan 21 Whiteoak @EC 130 pm; Jan 25 McClain @EC 130 pm; Jan 28 Madison-Plains @EC 130 pm

Feb 1 @Chillicothe 7 pm; Feb 4 Miami Trace @EC 130 pm; Feb 11 @Clinton-Massie 130 pm

The East Clinton High School girls varsity basketball team, from left to right, front row, Lacey Peterman, Mackenzie Campbell, Logan Peterman, Miranda Beener, Kayla Hall; back row, head coach Steven Gerber, Paige Lilly, Bre Davis, Katelyn Talbott, Kaitlin Durbin, Sierra Christian, assistant varsity coach Jeff Craycraft.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_BKH_ecgirlsteam.jpgThe East Clinton High School girls varsity basketball team, from left to right, front row, Lacey Peterman, Mackenzie Campbell, Logan Peterman, Miranda Beener, Kayla Hall; back row, head coach Steven Gerber, Paige Lilly, Bre Davis, Katelyn Talbott, Kaitlin Durbin, Sierra Christian, assistant varsity coach Jeff Craycraft. Courtesy Photo | Downtown Photography
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