Young, tall Badgers begin Monday

NIAGARA, Wis. — The young Niagara Badgers start the girls basketball season Monday.

The Badgers return five letter-winners in Maddie West, Ki’Ericidy Hannah, Allison Wells, Jasmine Racine and Cassie Gill. However, five sophomores and a freshman make this a young team.

Height and speed are strengths of the Badgers, according to Coach Karl Lamoreaux. Five girls stand at least 5-feet-10.

“We also have a strong work ethic,” said Lamoreaux, assisted by Miranda Cretton and Ryan Allred.

Niagara graduated leading scorer and All-M&O Conference first-teamer Sarah Nawn.

The Badgers finished 2017 with 14-10 overall and 9-9 conference marks.

Roster follows:

SENIORS — Maddie West, 6-1, forward; Ki’Ercidy Hannah, 6-0, forward; Allison Wells, 5-9, guard

JUNIORS — Marissa Blosser, 5-1, guard; Khalajia Hannah, 5-4, guard

SOPHOMORES — Jasmine Racine, 5-6, guard; Cassie Gill, 5-10, guard; Jessica Oratch, 6-1, forward; Jaida Maki, 5-7, guard; Cailin Hagerty, 5-10, forward

FRESHMEN — Alyssa Ivey, 5-5, guard