“We [have only one win], but no one is hanging their heads here. We’re staying positive and the effort is there. I’m very confident we’ll turn this around.”
Esko has had just one home game, their win over Cathedral, but hosts one of their biggest this Friday, when they welcome conference rival Barnum with likely Polar League title implications already on the line.
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“Everyone thinks we don’t have a lot of depth, but I think we have exactly who we want,” said Sylvester. “This is a group of women who show up every day and want to play. They’re a tough group that is very interchangeable. They all can produce, they all work hard and they are all valuable.”
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“We’re young in certain areas, with two freshmen handling most of the point guard duties (Kendra and Vanna Kelley),” Ojanen said. “We will get better at that as the season goes on and I’m happy with the progress so far.”
Wrenshall cancelled its football season this fall, but that didn’t happen in basketball, despite the Wrens graduating likely a state-high 14 seniors last year. They now have zero seniors on the team.
“Every game we’ve played, we’ve battled,” said Stoyanoff, ice bag resting on her knee. “We know if we keep doing the right things, it’ll happen for us.”
Advancing to last year’s final for the first time in close to a decade, Cromwell-Wright was one of the fastest, quickest and most entertaining teams around.
While Gonsorowski and Kulas were on Esko’s state-qualifying 1,600-meter relay team last track season, Dincau is a springtime sprinter. Shifting now to do-it-all point guard is Gonsorowski and sharp-shooting outside threats are Kulas and Dincau, as the Eskomos will likely control pace.