Tonawanda News


December 6, 2013

2013-13 Tonawanda girls basketball preview


Tonawanda News — “We’re relying on her to do a bit of everything, and that was before [Barone] got hurt,” Vogel said. “Now the responsibility and need for [Weaver] to do a bit of everything is slightly increased.”

Vogel said the next step in Weaver’s development is learning to make the girls around her better.

As a team, the Jacks planned on getting out and running this year — a different style from year’s past, where Vogel’s offense featured more half court sets. But with the loss of Barone, that may have to change. It appears Vogel will be adapting all season.

— Jon Gagnon


Names change. That’s just part of life in the world of high school sports. 

But the one constant that remains in the world of Kenmore West Lady Blue Devils basketball is hard work and giving an effort that is second to none.

As the Lady Blue Devils begin the 2013-14 campaign they do so with one of their smallest rosters ever — just 10 girls to start the season.

“We have to outwork people,” said coach Mike Licata. “We probably won’t out talent anybody this year. Not yet, but we might be able to outwork people. And I say ‘might’ because it takes hard work to commit to that.”

Leading the way for the Blue Devils will be junior center Katie Proy, senior point guard Melissa Fisher as well as fellow seniors Hayley Johnston and Danielle Hoare.

With no jump off the page star at this point in time, the Blue Devils have to maintain the mind set of every girl working as one for the greater good of the team if they hope to rack up the wins this season.

“We need to have a lot of team work to be successful this season,” said Proy.

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