As he enters his second season at the helm, Greencastle girl's basketball coach Doug Greenlee saw potential towards the end of last season with his team.
After opening 0-11, Greencastle won six games on the second half of the season, knocked off Frankfort in the sectional and ended the year on a high note.
"I was happy that we made significant progress during the year. Seniors Raigan Chavez, Anna Zellers and Audrie Brennan will be missed," Greenlee told The Putnam County Post.
The Tiger Cubs, who are 0-1 on the season after losing to Southmont 40-37 in the season opener, spent the summer participating in the South Putnam summer league and holding open gyms, according to Greenlee.
"Athletes are very busy in the summer playing other sports as well as basketball, therefore we did not have our full team together at any point in the summer. I had hoped we would be able to work as a team but that did not happen," Greenlee said.
Leading the way for Greencastle this season will be senior Emma Hunter, who averaged 10.5 points per game. Also back is junior point guard Evie Briones, who averaged 7 points per game. Greenlee said junior Madi Plew and senior Stephanie Morales are also back, and he looks for big things out of junior Aleeyah Johnson and sophomore Ali Dobbs.
"Gloria Brewer, a senior guard, is a new player to the team, who will have a significant impact on our success. Bailey Brown, a freshman, and Zoey Doan, a sophomore, round out the varsity line up and will provide depth in the frontcourt and backcourt," Greenlee said.
With the season underway, Greencastle has lofty goals this season and Greenlee is thinking deep into the season.
"Our number one goal is to play in the semi-state, which will be held at McAnally Center Feb. 18, 2023. We also have a goal of winning the county on November 18 and 19, have a winning season and improve each game," Greenlee said.