With the graduation of three key players, the Canton-Galva High School girls basketball team will face a tall task in 2009-10?and fortunately for coach Barry Fritz, height is one attribute the Eagles? top returners bring to the table.
Another is athleticism?and forwards Tara Scott (6-0) and Cayla Sommers (5-10) possess both qualities in spades.
But with the limited amount of experience shared by starting guards Kimmy Voth, Alyson Bressie and Brooke Berg, CGHS will face a stern challenge in a league that prefers press defenses.
?When Hutch Trinity is the fourth or fifth team that comes to mind, that says a lot about the quality of the teams you?re up against,? Fritz said. ?But if we take care of the ball, we?ll be OK.?
Canton-Galva?s varsity rotation will likely include three other players, but Fritz declined to specify.
Fritz?s teams have always put a premium on defense, and this year will be no different?because the Eagles appear unlikely to score much more than 40 points per game.
The Eagles open with Herington on Friday.