Alter Knights: Girls basketball preview

Team: Archbishop Alter

Division: II

League/conference and division: Greater Catholic League Co-Ed North Division

Head co-coaches: Chris Hart and Kendal Peck; 25 seasons at Alter, 32 seasons overall, including seven at The College of Wooster); 433-139 record at Alter; 537-212 overall.

Assistant coach: Rochelle Meinking.

2016-17 record, overall/conference: 28-2, 10-0.

2016-17 highlights: Won the Division II state championship for the third year in a row. And played for a state title for the fourth straight season. The senior class finished as the winningest class in OHSAA history (115-5 over their 4-year career).

Key graduating seniors were four-year starters Braxtin Miller (Oklahoma State) and Libby Bazelak (Duquesne). Also Emily Long (Alma). All playing at the college level. Libby and Braxtin were co-players of the year for District 15, and first team All-Ohio. Braxtin was a McDonald’s All-American nominee and an Esmark All-American. Libby was the OHSBCA Ms. Basketball as well as the Penn Station Athlete of the Year.

Key returners

MaKayla Blount, 5-10, jr., F/G

Marie Gross, 6-0, sr., F

Riley Priest, 5-6, sr., G

Transfer: Guard Brooke Brunner transferred to Fenwick.

Alter girls basketball schedule

7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted

Nov. 25 at Cin. Mercy, 2 p.m.

Nov. 29 at Cin. McAuley

Dec. 2 Fenwick

Dec. 6 Cin. Purcell Marian

Dec. 11 Beavercreek

Dec. 16 at Chaminade Julienne

Dec. 21 at Cin. Roger Bacon

Dec. 23 at Eastern Brown, 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 30 at Magnificat, 2:30 p.m.

Jan. 3 at Lakota East

Jan. 6 Centerville

Jan. 10 at Carroll

Jan. 13 Cin. Walnut Hills, 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 15 Tecumseh

Jan. 20 at Cin. McNicholas, 2 p.m.

Jan. 24 at Dunbar, 7 p.m.

Jan. 27 Badin

Jan. 31 Chaminade Julienne

Feb. 3 at Fenwick, 1:30 p.m.

Feb. 5 Springboro

Feb. 7 Carroll

Feb. 10 Thurgood Marshall, 2 p.m.

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