Springboro, Carroll take center stage in scrimmage
Three Takeaways From The Springboro Home Scrimmage
#1: Boro Has Great Length: The Lady Panthers from Springboro's biggest advantage this year is their size. A frontline of McKel Nation (6'2"), Jordan Hobbs (6'1") & Julia Secrist (5'11") will cause problems for a lot of teams. They have fundamental defense and are great at throwing off other people's shots without fouling. Not only are the guards big but the wings are as well. Hobbs can be considered a guard as well but Peyton Nation (5'9") & Peyton Wells (5'10") have great size on the wing as well and that adds tons of versatility to their defense. It'll be fun seeing how their length matches up with Lakota West next weekend as we will be in the building for the Journey To The Tourney event.
#2: Carroll's Coaching Has Them Primed For Another State-Run: Saw the Lady Pats without the services of senior duo Allie Stefanek and Julia Keller and they were aggressive on both ends. The three-headed guard trio of Sarah Ochs, Sydney Franklin & Ava Lickliter are pests on defense. They hustle and get after it every play and are great attacking the rim. It takes great coaching to train a group of girls to have that chemistry on the defensive end. Megan Leraas has grown into a very versatile player and difference-maker for her team. It will be exciting to see what they can accomplish this year for sure.
#3: Wildcat's Enter Rebuild Stage: After making a great state push last year the Franklin team will enter their rebuild process after losing a loaded senior class. They have a lot of good young pieces that can grow together and develop without any outside pressure. They are playing hard and have many shooters. They will be led by junior guard Jordan Rogers who had plenty of success on last year's team and has so far struggled to grasp the leading role. She will become a great leader for this team but everyone knows how much time it'll take as it's hard being the focal point of defenses every night.