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December 6, 2013

2013-13 Tonawanda girls basketball preview

Tonawanda News — Tonawanda girls basketball coach Jay Hall installed his offensive system when practices started about a month ago. 

But with a senior duo running the show and seeing the floor the way Alanna Herne and Kalyn Compeau do in transition, Hall isn’t sure how much he’ll have his squad run plays.

“We have our offenses put in but I don’t think we’ve even used them yet in our scrimmages because they just run the court,” he said. “Alanna sees the court so well. I’ve never seen a girl pass like that — no look passes, it looks like she’s in college with some of that stuff. We have the offenses, but I’ll tell you the truth — I don’t know if we’re going to be running them this year because they’re so good at seeing the court and leading out there. I don’t have to tell them what to do.”

Compeau, Herne and center Savanna Baughman, the senior starters on this year’s Lady Warriors team, lead Tonawanda into the 2013-14 season with high expectations. 

Tonawanda has captured the regular season ECIC IV title the past two seasons and Compeau said the seniors have instructed the underclassmen that anything short of a three-peat is unacceptable.

“Before we even played in a scrimmage we told the team that we’ve been league champs two times now and we’re looking for a third,” Compeau said. “That’s our goal and everyone knows our goal. They all understand and we’ve been working hard in practice, and it’s showing on the court.”

Hall has been impressed with the progression of Baughman and junior Paige Hill down low. He said both players should be able to control the paint on both ends and the boards for the Lady Warriors.

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