Botkins Trojans: Girls basketball preview

Team: Botkins High School

Division: IV

League/conference and division: Shelby County Athletic League

Head coach: Mike Maurer, fourth season, 31-40 overall record.

Assistant coaches: Dennis Martin and Tim Hatcher.

»ALTER: Girls basketball preview

2016-17 record, overall/conference: 16-7, 7-5

2016-17 highlights: This was the first time Botkins had posted consecutive double-digit wins since since 1999-2000.

Key returners

Sarah Bergman, 6-2, sr., F; 1st Team All-SCAL, 13.5 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 2 APG.

Paige Lane, 5-8, sr., G; 1st team All-SCAL; 11 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 2 APG.

Taira Greve, 5-5, jr., G

Grace Homan, 5-7, jr., F

Janell Greve, 5-7, jr., F

Aliya Jones, 5-4, jr., G

About the Trojans: There are six returning lettermen. Looking to speed up the tempo and for more scoring to complement Bergman and Lane.

Botkins girls basketball schedule

Nov. 25 at Parkway

Nov. 28 Fairlawn, 6 p.m.

Dec. 2 at Fort Loramie, 6 p.m.

Dec. 7 at Waynesfield-Goshen, 6 p.m.

Dec. 9 Houston, 6 p.m.

Dec. 12 Ridgemont, 6 p.m.

Dec. 14 at Jackson Center, 6 p.m.

Dec. 18 at Riverside, 6 p.m.

Dec. 21 Russia, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 28 at Mechanicsburg, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 4 at Anna, 6 p.m.

Jan. 8 at Fairlawn, 6 p.m.

Jan. 18 Fort Loramie, 6 p.m.

Jan. 20 at Houston, 6 p.m.

Jan. 22 at Indian Lake, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 25 Jackson Center, 6 p.m.

Jan. 29 New Knoxville, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 1 at Russia, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 3 Anna, 1 p.m.

Feb. 5 at Lima Perry, 6 p.m.

Feb. 10 Allen East, 6 p.m.

Feb. 13 New Bremen, 7:30 p.m.

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