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Louisa girls’ basketball looks to rebuild program

Posted on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

Sierra Brooks, one of several new players to the Lions team this season, takes a shot during a recent practice.

The Louisa Lions girls’ basketball team is full of new faces this year.

The team lost seven seniors from last year’s squad to graduation, and another two players transferred schools, leaving only two players returning to the varsity team.

Even though the team is having to rebuild from the ground up, head coach Nick Schreck is confident about the future of the program.

“Everyone’s been great,” he said. “They’re really committed to the season. I like where we are.”

One of the most notable absences from this year’s team is Ty Skinner, who was one of the team’s leading players last season, earning the honor of being named the Conference 19 player of the year last season.

While she will be missed in The Den, Schreck is focusing on the team he has.

“You have to adjust to your personell,” he said. “[Skinner] was a tremendous athlete, a tremendous ball handler for us, so we’re going to have to do some different things so that the girls are comfortable. We’re shooting a little better than we have in the past, so we’re going to try to do some things to get some shooters open and get some easy buckets that way.”

To read the entire story, see the Nov. 23 edition of The Central Virginian.