Girls basketball

While Pittsburg girls basketball coach Tom Hubbard lost 26 points per game to graduation, he still returns a pair of starters and seven letterwinners from last year’s 10-11 squad.



Gone is Kristina Willis and her 20.3 point per game average as well as Hannah Wolgamott, a third-team All-SEK League selection. However, the Dragons bring back junior point guard McKenzie Spresser and sophomore guard Andie Casper.



Casper started the last 10 games of the 2010-11 season as a freshman and Spresser was a season-long starter as a sophomore.

Girls basketball
While Pittsburg girls basketball coach Tom Hubbard lost 26 points per game to graduation, he still returns a pair of starters and seven letterwinners from last year’s 10-11 squad.

Gone is Kristina Willis and her 20.3 point per game average as well as Hannah Wolgamott, a third-team All-SEK League selection. However, the Dragons bring back junior point guard McKenzie Spresser and sophomore guard Andie Casper.

Casper started the last 10 games of the 2010-11 season as a freshman and Spresser was a season-long starter as a sophomore.

Hubbard also had a group of four seniors in Megan Farnsworth, Mercedes McGuire, Hunter Powers and Ellen Sheppard he will rely on as well.

“We must play together, team effort basketball every night in order for us to be successful,” Hubbard said. “That will start with our seniors.”

The Dragons will also have a pair of 6-foot players to help out in juniors Skyler Muff and Rashelle Hall to couple with sophomore Lizzy Willis.

Lizzy Willis played varsity as a freshman while Muff started as a sophomore at Concordia High School — a team that finished as the Class 4A runners-up with a 25-1 overall record last season.

Filling the gaps left by the departure of Willis and Wolgamott is still the big question.

“Honestly, it is a big unknown,” Hubbard said. “We have about 15 players that have demonstrated the ability to contribute as the varsity level.”

Nonetheless, Hubbard has high expectations for the Dragons in the 2010-11 season.

“I expect us to finish in the top half of our league and compete for the SEK League title in February,” Hubbard said.