WHS Lady Demons seek fifth starter during summer months

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By Paul Gable

With memories of last season's near victory in the All "A" Classic final, the Williamstown High School girls' basketball team has hit the hardwood this month with the goal of not only improving on last year's 8-19 season, but also with winning the All "A" Classic.

During the week of June 9, the Lady Demons and head coach Mark Wilhoit attended camp at Georgetown College, playing 11 games and winning four of them.

"We played against some bigger schools and some good competition. I was pretty satisfied with how we did," Wilhoit said.

While the season does not begin until November, Wilhoit likes what he has seen from his team thus far. Throw in the fact that starters Jaclyn Stith, Chelsea West, Tori Wilhoit and Amber Vance all return, and Wilhoit is ecstatic. His only problem, however, is finding a fifth starter.

"We lost Julie Knarr to graduation, so we have been looking at a few different players to step in and be our fifth starter. Its easier when you have four starters back," Wilhoit said.

One of the major facets of the game Wilhoit hopes to see improvement on during the month is team defense.

"We have to get better there, but the girls are picking up on what we are teaching. All the girls have played well and extremely hard. I told the girls at Georgetown that last year we played hard, but they seem to be playing harder this year. I like what I am seeing," Wilhoit said.

Recently, the Lady Demons attended camp at Thomas More College.