Morrill girls stacked with seniors, talented underclassmen
     2013-12-19      By Kay Grote    kaygrote@geringcitizen.com
Photo courtesy of the Mitchell Index - Morrill Girls Basketball, front row from left, Mara Kleen, Sabrina Austin, Dylainee Peacock, Megan Fish, Madie Schaefer, Kiley Guerue; back row, Traci Sinner, Kaitlyn Margheim, Bailee Steiner, Katie Howell, Taylor Whetham, Leanne Sherrod, Jessica Harvey, Shalyn Lackey and Jada West. 
The Morrill girls’ basketball team is hitting the hardwood with a talented group of seniors and several promising underclassmen as they advance through the ranks of the D-1 Western Trails Conference. First-year head coach Josh Guerue plans to tap in on his squad’s speed and aggressiveness to build up the Lady Lions’ program following last season’s 5-13 record. Morrill’s assistant coaches are Tom Peacock and Anne Jacobson.

Returning for Morrill as starters are seniors Megan Fish at guard and Dylainee Peacock at post. Morrill will also benefit from the varsity experience of senior Kylie Guerue who transferred from Scottsbluff to finish out her prep career. Morrill is also relying on the experience of senior guards Sabrina Austin and Madie Schaefer who are both varsity letter winners, and the talent of freshman Jessica Harvey in the post and guard positions.

Morrill has opened their 2013-2014 season with a road-heavy schedule, traveling for their first four games to Kimball, Garden County, Kimball and Hay Springs. Despite a 0-5 start in the early season, Coach Guerue is optimistic that his team’s aggressiveness, speed, experience and work ethic will help carry the team into the post-holiday season. With most of Morrill’s home games coming at the end of the season, Guerue sees his team settled in to their roles, enjoying their home crowd and peaking in time for a run at the D-1 district championship in mid-February.

Morrill has two match-ups this weekend before going into the holiday break. On Friday, Dec. 20 they host Edgemont, S.D. before traveling to Mitchell on Saturday, Dec. 21. The team will travel to Harrison for the Sioux County Holiday Tournament Jan. 2-3 and continue on the road to Guernsey, Wyo. the following week.

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