Eight upperclassmen and five under classmen suited up for El Dorado coach Pat Winter Monday at L.A. Brown Gym against Nevada Union for the annual Foundation Game, won by the Miners 78-48.
Returning seniors are Gina Somara, Katryna Helm and Hannah Dixon; the juniors are Sabrina Tate, Marissa Garcia, Karla Reyes, Rebecca McCaughey, Jessica Jemmott and Kylie Hammond. The sophomores are Carley Fowler, Kylie Haverson and Faith Wilson. Kayla Cotten and Sam Klinkenborg are the freshmen on the team.
“We have some athleticism up front that we didn’t have last year,” Winter said. “I think, overall, we’re better.”
El Dorado made four, three-pointers Monday, two by Cotton.
“I think it’s one of those things that we were missing last year,” Winter said. “We got to take those shots.”
Winter admits this year’s team is young but are willing to learn and enthusiastic about the season.
“I think they are just a fun group of kids who are a lot of fun to coach,” Winter said.
Dixon was the leading scorer 10 points, followed by Cotten and Tate with 8 points each. McCaughey and Wilson had five points each and Reyes had three.