Team: Delphos St. John's Blue Jays
League/conference and division: Midwest Athletic Conference
Head coach: Nate Stant, first season.
Assistant coaches: Rebecca Saine and Rob Gaynier.
2016-17 record, overall/conference: 10-13, 2-7
2016-17 highlights: Madilynn Schulte first team All-MAC; Jessica Giese honorable mention All-MAC.
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• Ellie Csukker, 5-8, sr., F; 1 ppg, 1.4 rpg.
• Hannah Bockey, 5-8, sr., F; 2.2 ppg, 2.1 rpg.
• Betty Vorst, 5-9, jr., F/C; 7.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg.
• Taylor Zuber, 5-7, jr., G; returning starter, averaged 3.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.4 steals and 1.4 assists.
Transfer: Hayleigh Bacome, jr., transferred to Elida.
About the Blue Jays: Stant takes over as just the fifth head coach in the 43 years of the program, which has won small-school five state titles. He succeeds Dan "Beeze" Grothouse, who compiled a 393-252 combined record in 28 seasons. A St. John's grad and the St. John's Elementary School principal, Stant previously coached Blue Jays freshmen and JV boys teams.
We are a young, hard-working team with good chemistry that shoots fairly well from the perimeter. We are undersized but work very hard to apply strong ball pressure.
Delphos St. John’s girls basketball schedule
7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted
Dec. 7 Versailles, 6 p.m.
Dec. 12 St. Marys Memorial
Dec. 14 Fort Recovery
Dec. 16 at New Bremen, 2 p.m.
Dec. 18 Lima Shawnee
Dec. 21 Kalida
Dec. 28 at Van Wert, 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 4 at Minster
Jan. 6 Fort Jennings, 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 9 at Paulding, 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 11 New Knoxville
Jan. 13 Spencerville, 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 18 Coldwater
Jan. 20 Crestview
Jan. 23 Lima Bath
Jan. 25 at Parkway
Jan. 30 at Lincolnview, 2:30 p.m.
Feb. 1 St. Henry
Feb. 8 at Marion Local
Feb. 10 at Ottoville, 2:30 p.m.
Feb. 15 at New Bremen, 7 p.m.
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