Girls basketball season preview: Allen East Mustangs



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Coach: Dana Koontz

Years, career record: 3, 16-30

Division: III

Last year: 6-17, 2-6 NWC (seventh)

Returning letterwinners (* returning starter): Alyssa Young (Sr., 5-5, forward); Kaitlin McKeever (Sr., 5-6, guard); Chloe Lawerence (Jr., 5-5, forward); Allyson Richardson (So., 5-4, guard); Gracie Young (So., 5-0, guard)

Promising newcomers: Lauren Criblez (So., 5-9, forward); Kate Newland (So., 5-6, guard)

Team outlook: The Mustangs hope to pressure the ball and force turnovers this year, scoring in transition. Sophomore Lauren Criblez, a 5-foot-9 forward, may be a player to watch this season. “With our lack of size, we will have to rely on ball pressure and overall help defense to create turnovers and get out in transition to get some easy opportunities on the offensive end,” coach Dana Koontz said.


Nov. 25 McDonald’s Holiday Tournament

Nov. 26 McDonald’s Holiday Tournament

Dec. 1 Botkins 7:30 PM

Dec. 3 Waynesfield-Goshen 12:30 PM

Dec. 6 Hardin Northern 7:30 PM

Dec. 8 Delphos Jefferson 7:30 PM

Dec. 15 at Lima Central Catholic 6:00 PM

Dec. 29 at Vicki Mauk Holiday Tournament

Dec. 30 at Vicki Mauk Holiday Tournament

Jan. 3 Upper Scioto Valley 7:30 PM

Jan. 5 Lincolnview 7:30 PM

Jan. 7 at Arcadia 2:30 PM

Jan. 12 at Paulding 7:30 PM

Jan. 14 Kalida 1:30 PM

Jan. 16 at Perry 7:30 PM

Jan. 19 Spencerville 7:30 PM

Jan. 26 at Ada 7:30 PM

Feb. 2 at Bluffton 7:30 PM

Feb. 9 Columbus Grove 7:30 PM

Feb. 16 at Crestview 7:30 PM

Feb. 18 Shawnee 1:30 PM



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