Chaminade Julienne Eagles: Girls basketball preview

Team: Chaminade Julienne Eagles

Division: II

League/conference and division: GCL Co-Ed North Division.

Head coach: Randy Duff; first season after compiling a 232-109 overall record at Miami Valley.

Assistant coaches: Mark Jones, Samarie Walker, Christian Salazar (JV), Hailee Rittinger (freshmen).

2016-17 record, overall/conference: 6-17 overall, 2-8 league.

2016-17 highlights: Annie Weckesser was first team All-GCL; Dallas Jones was second team.

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Key returners:

Annie Weckesser, 5-7, sr., G; 11.6 PPG, 3.8 Reb, 3.2 assists.

Dallas Jones, 5-9, sr., G; 9.2 PPG, 6 RPG.

Staci Greene, 5-6, so., G; 9.8 PPG.

Eve Monaghan, 6-0 so., F; 8.4 PPG, 7.2 RPG.

Jordyn Varise, 5-8, so., G; 6.2 PPG.

About the Eagles: A youthful team eager to work hard and learn how to win. Duff has been coaching girls basketball for 15 years and oversaw a Miami Valley program that became a small-school power. He was twice selected as the Southwest District D-IV coach of the year, nine times a District 15 coach of the year and seven times as the Metro Buckeye Conference coach of the year.

Duff succeeds Mandy Myers. A CJ grad, Myers initially maintained the success that had vaulted the program among the state’s best. Taking over for Duane Williams in the 2011-12 season, that team advanced to the D-II regional semifinals and bettered that with an appearance in the D-II state final four the next season, its seventh and all since 1998. But CJ hasn’t had a winning team since.

CJ girls basketball schedule

7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted

Nov. 29 Cedarville

Dec. 6 Cin. Roger Bacon

Dec. 9 at Cin. Purcell Marian, 1:30 p.m.

Dec. 11 at Springboro

Dec. 16 Alter

Dec. 18 at Beavercreek

Dec. 22 Bay Village

Dec. 28 vs. Cin. McAuley at Lakota West, 3:50 p.m.

Dec. 29 vs. Toledo Central Catholic at Lakota West, 12:30 p.m.

Jan. 4 at Bellbrook

Jan. 6 at Carroll, 1 p.m.

Jan. 10 Fenwick

Jan. 18 at Oakwood, 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 20 at Badin, 2 p.m.

Jan. 22 Fairborn

Jan. 27 Cin. McNicholas, 2 p.m.

Jan. 31 at Alter

Feb. 3 Carroll, 1:30 p.m.

Feb. 7 at Fenwick

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