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Kingsford girls feature good mix, size

KINGSFORD — The 2019-2020 Kingsford Lady Flivvers girls basketball team has a roster of 12 players, six seniors and six juniors. Lost from last year’s roster due to graduation are starters Olivia Allen and Tori Kowalkowski, who both started every game.

Returning letter winners are seniors Brooke Kriegl, Maggie Strehlow, Allison Doolittle, Kate Cook, Maddy Holmes, and Olivia Olkkonen, from a squad that finished 12-8 overall and 3-5 in the Great Northern Conference.

“Our team has a good mix of guards and forwards for the season. We return a ton of size again this season in Strehlow, Doolittle and Cook. This is one of the taller teams I’ve coached and all three are very solid post players,” said head coach Lisa Harry.

Strehlow was named all-conference second team last season. “Brooke Kriegl is one of the premier point guards in the GNC,” Harry said.

Kriegl earned all-conference first team honors both offensively and defensively last season, is constantly in the gym working on her game and put in a full summer of AAU ball, Harry noted.

“I really like our size, strength, and experience we have back. I think we will be physically and mentally stronger as a team this year. They all have great attitudes and are working hard together thus far,” said Harry.

“I am also excited about the returning senior leadership and experience. The juniors are fitting in nicely as well. I feel very fortunate to be working with such a great group of young ladies,” Harry said.

Westwood, West Iron, Marquette, Escanaba, Menominee and Gladstone are the teams Harry looks for to be the most challenging on the Flivvers schedule.

“My goal for this team is to be playing our best ball at the end of the year and make a solid run during tournament time. I also hope to build some great memories, have some fun and win some games along the way with this team,” said Harry.

The six juniors that round out the roster are Melanie Wenzel, Macy Edwards, Christy Glodowski, Kylie Mitchell, Lizzy Cross and Teagan Petschar.

Jon Lorenzoni returns as the JV coach. Due to a struggle to fill games at the freshman level, the decision was made for the Flivvers to field a JV team with a handful of freshman on the roster.

Kingsford opens up their season Tuesday, Dec. 3 when they host non-conference foe North Dickinson, before traveling top Westwood on Friday, Dec. 6 for another non-conference matchup.

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