The Oscoda Owls girls basketball squad is flying with all of their athletes returning. Last year, the blue and white took their small roster’s skills up to the district final where they lost to Alcona. Now the owls are more experienced.
“There is only seven of us, so we have to make sure that you know we are in shape and we fight hard every practice,” said Lauren Langley. “Every game we go out there and give it all we got.”
Oscoda junior Langley is one of two posts that create some inside the paint strength. As for the guards, there are some sharp shooters including senior Katelyn Etherton.
“Last year we were stronger in the paint, but this year we worked a lot on our shooting over the summer,” said Head Coach Mark Toppi. “Now we have both which is going to make us a lot harder to guard.”
“We have really good outside shooters, so if we can’t get it into the post easy we can get it out for a three,” said Etherton. “Or we can get it in the post and kick it back out to a three.”
Etherton has some great handles. As a junior she was ranked in Michigan’s top 100 for high school girls basketball. She’ll be looking to reach the 1,000 point club.