Small but mighty; South Winn girls basketball returns entire squad of letter winners
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 2:16 AM
Experience will lead the way for the South Winn girls basketball team.
Seniors for the veteran Warrior squad are, from left - Micole Lansing, Abby Phillips, Megan Elsbernd. Absent was Kennidee DeVilbiss. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
The Warriors return a bench full of returning letter winners who are anxious to earn a conference title.
What will be slightly different this year is the coaching staff in charge of putting the team together. With the resignation of Mike Johnson after six years with the program, former assistant coach Sherry Poshusta will take over head coaching duties. She will be assisted by former boys basketball coach Steve Hoffert.
Heartbreak in 2013
The Warriors of a year ago had some solid moments on the court and a few they'll never forget.
After starting the season with two tough games on the road at Waukon and Sumner-Fredericksburg, the Warriors found some momentum. They ran through the conference season with a 12-3 UIC record, earning third overall.
In the first round of the tournament, the Warriors saw their playoff dreams dashed by Saint Ansgar. Holding a two-point lead with 18 seconds remaining, the Saints took the ball down the court, found an opener player on the wing and nailed a three-pointer with five seconds left, getting the 52-51 victory. South Winn ended the year 13-8 overall.
As a team the Warriors shot 44.2 percent from the field, with a 45.3 percent clip from three-point land. They averaged 41.9 points per game.
The Warriors had 677 total rebounds, averaging 32.2 per game. They also had 243 assists and 270 steals. They scored 892 points per game, with 722 points allowed, for a 7.6 points difference per game.
At the conclusion of the season, senior Jenn Panos was named first team all-conference, with junior Micole Lansing and sophomore Brittany Shindelar second-team honorees and sophomore Payton Poshusta as honorable mention.
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