A new year faces a determined Fowler girls basketball squad

David High
Special to the Fowler Tribune

The Fowler High School girls basketball team, after a rare losing season last year (6-14 overall and 6-7 and 5th in Santa Fe League play), is more than eager to get back into competition this season.

Two seniors, Ryanna Pruett (7.4 points, 4 steals per game) Emerson Mason (6.5 points, 5.4 rebounds per game) will be leading the team in the effort to reverse last year’s losing record.

Other returning players with valuable game experience include: Ashlyn Alvey, Emily Flanscha, Kaley Pieper and Tannice Wetzel. They will be counted on in a big way to change their team's fortunes from the previous year.

New members on team include: Madi Bates, Jacelyn Hagerman, Alyssa Maestas, Alora Mason, Olivia Romero, Klara Sharp and Kristen Sharp.

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Lindsey Whalen, an experienced and successful coach, had this to say about the 2021 version of Grizzlies basketball, “This group of athletes are fun to coach. They are quality people, and we are all grateful for the opportunity to compete. We understand that there are a lot of things out of our control, but we are going to focus on the things we have control over and rise up to the challenge.”

In answering what the season’s goals would be, Whalen said: “We are going to focus on improving every day, playing hard, being aggressive and taking care of the ball. We will do all we can to be in the hunt for a playoff spot at the end of the regular season.”