BEECH GROVE (13-11) – Young first-year coach Kristen Raker had winning season … state’s best one-two junior combo returns in 6-0 Katie Giller (15.4 ppg, 9.3 rpg) and 5-9 Cameron Cardenas (14.0 ppg, 4,2 assists per game, 4.1 steals per game) … most improved Mallory Storms adds third punch … senior McKiyla Kimbrough adds to backcourt … off to a 3-0 start, outscoring foes by average of 20 points per game … dad Gary Raker returns as assistant coach.
Coach’s comments: “I learned a lot of patience last year in my first year as head coach. I thought we might win conference last year. A lot of the teams in our sectional lost players so we have opportunity there. A lot of people in the state are noticing Katie and Cameron. All the girls have to step up. We come to play and come to win.”