SKOWHEGAN – In the words of the rapper Drake, Skowhegan is out here looking for revenge all winter ’18.
After an early second round exit in last years playoffs to Messalonskee, the Indians have all the motivation they need to come back better this season.
“We think about it..and we talk about it to come up with more strategies..what will help us this season..I think it’s pushing a lot more to work harder and hopefully come up with what we want to accomplish,” senior guard Mariah Dunbar.
The team only lost one senior from the 2017 squad, but they move up a group of five seniors that have been playing together for years.
“We have team chemistry and we know how each other works and stuff like that so there’s no new surprises or anything like that we just pick up where we left off,” said senior center Annie Cooke.
They add to that core five the new kid on the block, Jaycie Christopher, a freshman that’s been playing with this senior group in the summer and across the map for AAU ball.
“It’s been since like fourth grade and the seniors were seventh graders that we’ve really known this could be a year we could be really good,” said Christopher.
In spite of how highly she’s touted coming in, she’ll still have to earn her spot.
“At any time if those other five aren’t competing at the level they should be..I have no problem inserting Jaycie..,” said head coach Michael LeBlanc.
Regardless of who is in that starting lineup, the girls from Skowhegan have one goal in mind.
“I think that we are very optimistic in our sights because I think we think we can do great things..,” said senior shooting guard Sydney Reed.
The road to their first golden ball starts this weekend in Hampden with a preseason tournament.