ORIGINALLY WRITTEN ERIC CLARK
The Centre High School girls basketball team finished last season with a 13-9 record . They will look to four seniors, a junior and a sophomore to make a run at the Eisenhower League title this season.
The Cougars finished with a 5-2 record in the Eisenhower league last year.
Centre girls head coach Greg Wyatt, a 19-year veteran for the Cougars, carries a 358-133 record into the 2001-02 season with a great deal of confidence.
“We have a great deal of experience and depth returning,” Wyatt said. “In order to to lead towards a successful season we need to use these two assests.”
The senior fearsome foursome is made up of Stephanie Hajek, a 5-4 guard, Andrea Stahlecker, a 5-4 guard, Alisha Loveless, a 5-9 forward, and Jenna Tajchman, a 5-8 forward.
Ashlee Bowman, a 5-6 junior guard, will also be a major asset to the Cougars this season, according to Wyatt.
Sophomore Laura Klenda, a 5-10 forward, has also been dubbed by Wyatt as a key player to watch for Centre.
In order to compete with teams night in and night out, Wyatt said that his girls will need three ingredients.
“Staying healthy, out-rebounding our oppponent and playing with confidence are keys to our success this year,” Wyatt said.
The Cougars begin their season Friday versus Southeast of Saline.
Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Centre High School.