Six letterwinners return on an Archbold girls basketball team that went 24-1 last year, was the Northwest Ohio Athletic League champion with an 8-0 record, and was a Division III regional semifinalist.
Brian Ziegler, who enters his fifth year at the helm of the Blue and Gold, has compiled a 192-99 record over 15 years of coaching.
Returning are Taylor Coressel and Darian Oberlin, seniors; Cassidy Wyse and Jesse Fidler, juniors; and Cassidy Williams and Hannah Hesterman, sophomores.
Wyse leads the returning scorers, averaging 12.4 points per game last season. She also had 3.3 steals, 6.6 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game. A First Team All- NWOAL pick, she was also First Team District 7 and Second Team All-Ohio in DIII.
Coressel scored 6.6 ppg, and had 2.5 steals and 2 assists per game. She was honorable mention in the league and District 7.
Fidler scored 5.4 ppg, and had 1.3 steals, 2.3 rebounds, and one assist per game. She was also honorable mention in District 7.
Oberlin averaged 3.3 points, 1.5 steals, and 2.1 rebounds per game, while Williams averaged 3.3 points, 1.3 steals, and 1.6 assists per game.
Hesterman averaged 1.1 points and 0.8 rebounds per game.
Ziegler lost five players to graduation, but has promising newcomers in juniors Krista Leupp and Kayla Leaser, sophomores Alexa Coressel, Winter Fricke, Megan Miller, and Cayla Walker, and freshman Cassie Wyse.
“Having six return off of last year’s team with a lot of experience is a good place to start,” said Ziegler.
“Any one of them is capable of leading up on any given night. We should have good team quickness and speed.
“Right now we’re looking for more depth. Losing five seniors– three who started– are big shoes to fill, but we have girls capable of filling those roles.
“With two starters back and four others that have had a lot of playing time, we are hopeful for another successful season.
“Filling roles will be important for the kind of season we would like to have.”
The Streaks open the season, Saturday, Nov. 24, when they host Edgerton.
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