Media Day: El Reno Girls
Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:55 pm
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Originally Published: Nov 13, 2010 2:51 PM CDTLayna Dewell
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer
OKLAHOMA CITY—The El Reno Girls team enters the season with a preseason ranking of No. 9 and know they have quite the conference challenge in front of them this year.
Coach Eric Carr enters his seventh year with El Reno and after last year’s 14-13 season the Indians look to their core of four returning starters to lead the way.
They will look to twin sisters Haley Hill, a 5-foot-nine junior who averages 10.6 points and 4.2 rebounds and Hunter Hill a 5-foot-five junior who averaged 5.5 points per game to lead with experience.
Coach Carr says their main goals are to compete and get better every day and make a run at not only their conference title but also to make it back to the state tournament.
“We’re not going to be picked by a lot of people to have a chance to go compete for a state title, but my kids believe they’re going to work hard?and we’ve got two great leaders here with Alli Maddoxand Scout Baker,” said Carr. “We’re going to be playing some sophomores this year and those kids get to see that every day at practice and they’re really starting to improve and figure out what it means to compete at a high level.”
Look for the Indians to take more shots from the perimeter than trying to pound it in from inside the paint.
They are a smaller team than others in the class and will use their guard play to push the ball and be effective from the outside while implementing a strong zone defense to mix it up on that end of the floor.