New coach, new tempo for Sacred Heart girls


Sacred Heart’s Isabelle Wilhelm takes a baseline shot during a game against Cole Camp last season.


Sacred Heart’s Lexie Thompson steps out to guard Cole Camp’s Harper Schroeder during a game last season.


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Sacred Heart’s Isabelle Wilhelm takes a baseline shot during a game against Cole Camp last season.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_SH-girls.jpgSacred Heart’s Isabelle Wilhelm takes a baseline shot during a game against Cole Camp last season.

Sacred Heart’s Lexie Thompson steps out to guard Cole Camp’s Harper Schroeder during a game last season.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_SH-girls-2-.jpgSacred Heart’s Lexie Thompson steps out to guard Cole Camp’s Harper Schroeder during a game last season.

Caleb Crooker takes over as the head coach of the Sacred Heart girls team, a group he feels is fundamentally sound.

“I’m hoping that we can get up and down the court and use our athletic ability to score some transition points,” he said. “Hopefully we will play a faster paced game.”

To prepare, Crooker said his team is “learning how to run the lanes, getting the ball inbounds quickly, making good passes and just taking care of the ball.”

Lexi Thompson and Laura Wadley come in as senior leaders but Thompson said the score will come from just about everywhere.

“As a senior, I see in every one of the girls here, I would trust to knock a shot down,” she said. “I think it’s going to be pretty well passed around the floor and everybody is going to get some points.”

The Gremlins are searching for height following the graduation of Claudia Cox. Wadley and McKenna Beeler are possible low-post players with Beeler also able to play some guard.

The starting point guard job is still up in the air.

Overall, the team comes in seeing a lot of hustle on the roster as well as multiple people who can shoot despite the loss of 3-point threat Lauron Tanguay to graduation.

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