Choctaw coach Ryan Maloney has three seniors in his starting lineup, but don’t be fooled into thinking the Yellowjackets are a veteran team.
Maloney also relies heavily on young players, with star freshman Ana Llanusa and sophomore Allyssa Sievert both in the starting lineup, and two more non-seniors playing significant roles.
“We started 9-0 and we grew a lot during that time,” Maloney said. “We had to figure some things out and keep getting better, and we have. We’re kind of getting it clicking again, getting on a roll. But we feel like we’ve got a good opportunity to compete up here, and it’ll be a good experience for our girls.”
Seniors Kiyra Baird, Addie Vernon and Jessica Madison are starters, with Vernon second on the team in scoring at nearly nine per game, and the 6-foot Madison providing a rebounding edge.
The Yellowjackets open against Sapulpa at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Skiatook.
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