With the program’s all-time leading scorer no longer in uniform, the Worthington Christian High School girls basketball team understands that it will need to use a different formula to be successful this season.
That doesn’t mean there won’t be some positive moments along the way.
“A lot of people have (asked) because (2017 graduate) Bridgette (Rettstatt) is gone, are you actually going to be good this year?” 5-foot-4 senior guard Emily Hall said. “But especially with our plays, we’ve been able to read each other well. It’s not so much ‘let’s find Bridgette.’ We have a lot of good plays and a lot of people are getting shots. It’s a balanced team. We like the fast-break kind of game, especially with lots of full-court defense and trapping.”
Hall, who was named honorable mention all-MSL-Ohio Division last season as the Warriors went 9-3 to finish as runner-up to London (11-1) and finished 17-7 overall, is one of five seniors.
Seniors Alex Evans (5-4, guard) and Emma Linehan (6-1, post player) were second-team all-league.
The other seniors are Caroline Cole (5-3, guard) and Jenna Lake (5-10, forward).
Juniors CeCi Dalton (5-8, wing player), Ashley Hall (5-3, guard) and Amanda Mayotte (5-7, guard) and freshman Katherine Weakley (5-8, guard) are others on the team.
The Warriors opened Nov. 28 with a 68-48 loss to Canal Winchester and fell to 0-2 with a 40-34 loss to Grandview in their league opener Dec. 2.
Weakley had 16 points, Evans scored 12 and Dalton scored 10 against the Indians and Weakley and Emily Hall both scored 10 against the Bobcats.
“We’ve got a lot of experience,” said fifth-year coach Tammi Evans, Alex’s mother. “The girls work hard. You’ll see more of a balanced-scoring team. We have an unselfish team. I’m excited for the season.”
Rettstatt, who is now playing for Liberty University, finished her prep career with 1,716 points. Last season, she was named Player of the Year in the league and in the district in Division III.
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