2016-11-16 / Sports

Seven Return For AHS Girls Basketball

“Seven letterwinners returning and four starters back from last year’s 20-4 team gives us hopes of another strong season,” said Brian Ziegler, AHS head girls basketball coach.

Ziegler has compiled a 167-31 record in eight years as head coach of the AHS girls team, with four solo or shared Northwest Ohio Athletic League titles.

“We want to improve on last year’s 6-2 NWOAL record, and play more games in the tournament than last year,” said Ziegler.

The Streaks lost to Otsego in the Division III district semifinals last season.

Returning are seniors Kierstyn Repp, Alyssa Ziegler, and Morgan Miller; juniors Kamryn Hostetler, Emie Peterson, and Brooke Kohler, and sophomore Andi Peterson.

Repp, Ziegler, Miller, and Hostetler are two-year letterwinners.

Repp, a 5-foot-10 guard, is the team’s top returning scorer.

She averaged 13.6 points per game, 2.7 rebounds per game, and had 45 steals last season.

Ziegler, a 5-6 guard, averaged 5.4 ppg, 2.3 assists per game, and had 42 steals.

Miller, a 5-9 forward, averaged 3 ppg and 1.8 rpg.

Hostetler, a 5-1 guard, averaged 7.3 ppg, 3.4 apg, and had 53 steals.

E. Peterson is a 5-5 guard who averaged 5.5 ppg and 2.1 rpg last year, while Kohler, a 5-8 forward, averaged 2.5 ppg and 1.6 rpg.

A. Peterson, a 5-9 forward, averaged 6.7 ppg and 4.8 rpg.

Promising newcomers include Blair Bucklew, a 5-8 sophomore; Gabby Nafziger, a 5-5 sophomore; and Lily Krieger, a 6-0 sophomore.

Letterwinners lost to graduation were Cassi Wyse, a three-year letterwinner who averaged 9.3 ppg and 6.1 rpg; Shelby Cline, a two-year letterwinner who averaged 2.0 ppg and 1.1 apg; Neila Kinsman, who averaged 1.3 ppg; and Brooke Hines, who averaged 0.8 ppg.

Ziegler said team strengths include the number of letterwinners and starters returning along with good quickness and speed and decent size.

Weakness include a lack of height and depth.

As far as the league outlook, “The NWOAL is very competitive with good coaches and players,” said Ziegler.

“Our goal is to compete hard every game and put ourselves in a good position later in the season.”

The Streaks open the season, Friday, Nov. 25, when they host Continental.

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