Girls basketball season preview: Upper Scioto Valley Rams



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Coach: Mike Risner

Years, career record: 26, 376-198

Division: IV

Last year: 18-7, 6-0 NWCC (champs)

Returning letterwinners (* returning starter): Emily Patton* (Sr., 5-9, point guard); Shelby Spradlin* (Sr., 5-9, post); Alyssa Miller (Sr., 5-11, wing); Kaycee Carroll* (Jr., 5-6, wing); Callie Daniels* (Jr., 5-9, post); Haley Hunsicker* (Jr., 5-8, post)

Promising newcomers: Miranda Holbrook (Jr., 5-6, wing)

Team outlook: The Rams return the two-time conference player of the year, Emily Patton, a first-teamer, Shelby Spradlin, a second-teamer, Kaycee Carroll, and an honorable mention pick, Callie Daniels, from last year’s conference champ. They’ll run a motion offense with a man defense. “If we can stay healthy and avoid foul problems, we could have a very good season,” said coach Mike Risner, who enters his 26th season.


Nov. 29 at Bluffton 7:30 PM

Dec. 1 at Benjamin Logan 7:30 PM

Dec. 6 Liberty-Benton 6:30 PM

Dec. 8 at Perry 6:30 PM

Dec. 10 McComb 6:30 PM

Dec. 17 Pandora-Gilboa 1:30 PM

Dec. 20 Kenton 6:30 PM

Dec. 22 at New Bremen 7:00 PM

Jan. 3 at Allen East 7:30 PM

Jan. 5 Ridgemont 6:30 PM

Jan. 10 North Baltimore 6:30 PM

Jan. 12 at Hardin Northern 7:30 PM

Jan. 17 at Elgin 7:30 PM

Jan. 19 Sidney Lehman Catholic 6:30 PM

Jan. 21 at Arlington 2:30 PM

Jan. 26 at Waynesfield-Goshen 7:30 PM

Jan. 28 Fort Recovery 12:00 PM

Jan. 31 Ada 7:30 PM

Feb. 2 Riverside 6:30 PM

Feb. 7 Fairbanks 6:30 PM

Feb. 14 at Shawnee 1:30 PM

Feb. 16 at Mohawk 7:30 PM



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