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Girls basketball preview: Carlton Bulldogs

Carlton will need to use team speed, athleticism to make up for a lack of size; first game Tuesday, Nov. 26, at home against Denfeld

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Carlton senior Alaina Bennett lines up a shot during practice Monday, Nov. 18. Bennett is one of the Bulldogs' three starters returning this season. Jamey Malcomb/Pine Journal

Head coach: Lucas Beireis

Returning starters: Alaina Bennett, Abby Mickle, Brynn Mickle

New faces to watch: Elizabeth Hey, Kaylee Asleson, Sam Matarelli, Maddie DeCaigny, Bella Anderson

Team strengths: Team speed, athleticism and depth

Biggest challenge: “We will really struggle with taller teams, but I think our speed and athleticism will help us out,” head coach Lucas Beireis said.

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Coach’s assessment: “I do think one of our strengths this year will be depth. I have nine girls I can put on the floor and have confidence in,” Beireis said. “We are a small team but we are very fast so we are looking to play a swarming full-court trap defense and push the ball as much as we can.”

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