Lady Herd gears up for new season

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Tara Chandler (from left) attempts a steal from Mikalah Jones.

By Dimitrios Dowse

A young Lady Herder basketball team hit the court Monday as they aim to take down the Greybull Lady Buffaloes at home in less than 10 days.
The Herder Classic will feature the Glenrock varsity against Greybull at 5 p.m. Dec. 8.
Led by two seniors, the team will be rounded out by four juniors, five sophomores and six freshmen, who say they are ready to sharpen their skills and quickly form the trust a team needs to win.
Practice Monday opened with highly motivated cagers learning the schemes of the team.
“(The team) will be young. Some of the young kids have played very little organized basketball so we will need to grow there,” head coach Chris Gray said.
The two seniors on the team, Megan Buettgenback and Mikalah Jones, have a huge task in front of them to be role models for the new girls who haven’t had as much experience on the varsity court
“With only two seniors and a couple of juniors that have varsity experience,we will need to grow up fast to get ready for varsity play,” Gray said, talking of how Buettgenback’s experience will be invaluable to younger members of the team. “The girls have a great attitude and want to learn and work so hard, the growth needed will come.”
The team looks to make small conquests everyday, so over time they will become a tighter-knit squad, ultimately leading to a more successful season.
“Goals again are to improve each day and work hard to make a team mate better each day. We have a tough non-conference schedule so hopefully the experience in these games will get us ready for conference play that happens after the holidays.”


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