Girls basketball season preview: Paulding Panthers



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Coach: Mark Rhodes

Years, career record: Second year, 3-20, 28 years overall

Division: III

Last year: 3-20, 0-9 NWC (ninth)

Returning letterwinners (* returning starter): Faith Vogel (Sr., 6-0); Bri Townley (So., 5-10); Allison Arend (Sr., 5-8); Audrey Manz (Jr., 5-7); Skyler McCullough (Sr.); Kaylen Hale (Jr.,); Asia Arellano (So.); Cassidy Posey (Jr.)

Promising newcomers: Daviah Pessefall (Jr., 5-6); Karissa Lucas (Sr., 5-3); Molly Meeker (Sr., 5-5); Libby Mobley (Jr., 5-8); Brooke Weidenhamer (Jr., 5-5); Allison Ankney (Jr., 5-3); Ashlynn Rice (So., 5-6); Ashley Snipes (Sr., 5-10)

Team outlook: The Panthers are trying to rebuild a culture, and they’re seeing things heading in the right direction, coach Mark Rhodes said. “Part of that is playing with confidence, even through the inevitable rough patches that every team experiences,” he said. “Part of building a winning culture is having your players truly beleive in themselves, their teammates and your system.”


Dec. 1 Edgerton 7:30 PM

Dec. 8 Lincolnview 7:30 PM

Dec. 15 Ada 7:30 PM

Dec. 29 Image Pro Holiday Classic 6:00 PM

Dec. 30 Image Pro Holiday Classic 6:00 PM

Jan. 5 at Spencerville 7:30 PM

Jan. 10 at Delphos St. John’s 7:30 PM

Jan. 12 Allen East 7:30 PM

Jan. 17 Van Wert 7:30 PM

Jan. 19 at Bluffton 7:30 PM

Jan. 21 at Perry 1:30 PM

Jan. 24 Tinora 7:30 PM

Jan. 26 Columbus Grove 7:30 PM

Feb. 2 at Crestview 7:30 PM

Feb. 4 Continental 2:30 PM

Feb. 9 Delphos Jefferson 7:30 PM



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