Varsity Kansas

North Redskins

Boys

Coach Gary Squires

22-22 in two seasons

Probable starters

GConner Frankamp6-1So.

GJacob Urban5-10Jr.

CCody Bridges6-4Sr.

FJordan Kinder6-2Jr.

FBeau Schockley6-5Sr.

Top reserves

GTarius Williams6-0Fr.

CKevin Price6-3Sr.

FCisco Kemp6-4Jr.

Breakdown

Frankamp (16 points) thrilled with his ballhandling ability, but he could get a lot more attention from teams as North lost five seniors and four starters. Squires has five freshmen on varsity.

Frankamp will have to score and score a lot for North, and the team will have to look for him in transition to take some of the pressure off of him.

North's success will be determined by how quickly it can pick up Squires' man-to-zone defenses.

girls

Coach Jeanne Daniels

7-14 in one season

Probable starters

GKelsey Evans5-1Sr.

FKiki Brooks5-7Jr.

CJasmine Elliott6-1Sr.

FLaTreece Patterson5-10Jr.

GTaylor Williams5-1Jr.

Top reserves

GDarrian Batiste5-4Sr.

FMaddie Northcutt5-10Fr.

EvansPatterson

Breakdown

The Redskins lost 5-10 junior post player Naomi Rosales (13 points, 14 rebounds) in a fall league game in October. Rosales tore her left anterior cruciate ligament and would have been North's only returning starter.

Daniels said she's seen promise in Patterson, Elliott and Northcutt, who will have to step in and learn quickly to fill that 14-rebound-per-night void.

Williams and Evans look to provide a quick-striking backcourt combination. Daniels says the team doesn't really have a pure shooter so it will have to look for points in transition.

The schedule

December

3—Heights; 7— at Northwest; 10— at South; 14— Carroll; 17— East.

January

4—at Southeast; 8— at West; 11— at Heights; 14— at Kapaun; 15— Dodge City; 20-22— at Midwest City (Okla.) Carl Albert tournament (boys); 27-29— Topeka tournament (girls).

February

1—Northwest; 4— West; 8— at East; 11— at Carroll; 15— South; 18— Southeast. 22— Kapaun.

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