Team: Kettering Fairmont Firebirds
League/conference and division: Greater Western Ohio Conference National East.
Head coach: Lacy Drake; fifth season at Fairmont; 62-39 career record.
Assistant coaches: Zach Yike, Amy Kincer, Katie Thalheimer, Jenn Lammlein, Bridget Shampton, Jessica Beatty.
2016-17 record, overall/conference: 12-12, 6-6
2016-17 highlights: Finished the regular season with a five-game winning streak before losing to Tecumseh in a sectional final.
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• Madeline Westbeld, 6-2, so., G/F; 10.9 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 2.1 bpg ; first team GWOC National East.
• Madison Bartley, 6-3, so., F/C; 9.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.9 bpg; second team GWOC National East.
Transfer: Mali Morgan-Elliott, 6-0, jr., F, from CJ/Wayne; 6.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, special mentional GWOC National East.
About the Firebirds: There are five players being recruited by NCAA D-I programs. We play an incredibly tough nonconference schedule. Westbeld is the younger sister of former Fairmont standout and Notre Dame senior start Kathryn Westbeld.
Fairmont girls basketball schedule
7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted
Nov. 25 vs. Berlin Hiland at Lakota West, 1:10 p.m.
Nov. 26 vs. Pickerington Central at Lakota West, 4:20 p.m.
Nov. 30 at Carroll
Dec. 2 at Tippecanoe
Dec. 6 Wayne
Dec. 9 Centerville
Dec. 13 at Springboro
Dec. 16 at Northmont, 1 p.m.
Dec. 20 Trotwood-Madison
Jan. 3 Beavercreek
Jan. 10 Lebanon
Jan. 13 vs. Solon at Berlin Hiland, 3 p.m
Jan. 14 vs. Westerville South at Berlin Hiland, 1:40 p.m.
Jan. 17 at Springfield
Jan. 20 Lakota East, 7 p.m.
Jan. 24 at Miamisburg
Jan. 27 at Wayne, 1 p.m.
Jan. 31 Xenia
Feb. 3 at Centerville
Feb. 5 Bellbrook
Feb. 7 Springfield
Feb. 10 at Beavercreek
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