ORIGINALLY WRITTEN ERIC CLARK
by Eric Clark
Head coach Kevin Washington and his Peabody-Burns girls basktball team will count on discipline and smart basketball to compete this season.
The Warriors finished last season with a 7-13 record overall and a 4-10 record in the Heart of America league.
“We have to be disciplined this season,” Washington said. “We can’t afford to turn the ball over because we can’t get away with that in our league.”
The Warriors will be without Marie Unruh, a key ingredient who was lost to injury during the volleyball season.
Senior Andrea Jones will be an important part of the Peabody-Burns team.
Jones was a second-team All-HOA selection last season along with sophomores Janet Winsor and Gretchen Berns, who will also be important this year for the Warriors.
According to Washington, the key to his team’s success this season is how well they defend the posts.
“We need to be good in the half-court set,” Washington said. “We must be able to have a post-game defense.”
The two teams Washington believes will win the HOA are Moundridge and Remington.
The Warriors travel to Little River Friday and will tip it off at 6 p.m.