Girls basketball season preview: Bluffton Pirates



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Coach: Eric Garmatter

Years, career record: 6, 56-57

Division: III

Last year: 15-7, 6-2 NWC (third)

Returning letterwinners (* returning starter): Abbie Parkins* (Sr., 5-6); Alivia Koening* (So., 5-4); Averey Rumer* (So., 5-6); Katie Prater* (So., 5-6)

Promising newcomers: Kayla White (Fr.); Brinkley Garmatter (Fr.); Ashley Eachus (So.)

Team outlook: The Pirates benefit from playing a lot of freshman last year, with four returning starters despite only bringing back one senior. “The underclassmen will be asked to step in very quick to develop a bench for the style of play we prefer,” coach Eric Garmatter said. “I have confidence in the leaders on the team to be patient and help them along. Looking forward to a fun and exciting season, as this is the hardest working team I have had as the head coach.”


Nov. 25 McDonald’s Holiday Tournament 12:00 AM

Nov. 26 McDonald’s Holiday Tournament 12:00 AM

Nov. 29 Upper Scioto Valley 7:00 PM

Dec. 3 Fort Jennings 1:00 PM

Dec. 8 Crestview 7:30 PM

Dec. 10 at Ottoville 3:00 PM

Dec. 15 at Delphos Jefferson 7:30 PM

Dec. 17 Van Buren 1:30 PM

Dec. 22 Lima Central Catholic 7:30 PM

Jan. 3 at Kenton 7:30 PM

Jan. 12 at Lincolnview 7:30 PM

Jan. 14 Waynesfield-Goshen 1:30 PM

Jan. 17 Perry 1:30 PM

Jan. 19 Paulding 7:30 PM

Jan. 21 Pandora-Gilboa 1:30 PM

Jan. 26 at Spencerville 7:30 PM

Jan. 28 at Riverdale 2:30 PM

Feb. 2 Allen East 7:30 PM

Feb. 7 Liberty-Benton 7:30 PM

Feb. 9 at Ada 7:30 PM

Feb. 11 at Miller City 2:00 PM



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