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Roundball Preview: Oneida Baptist Institute Lady Mountaineers

ONEIDA, Ky (WYMT) - The Oneida Baptist Lady Mountaineers return four of their freshman from last season and are excited to see what happens this season.

The Lady Mountaineers went 4-18 in 2012, but one positive heading into this season is they have a core group of girls that is returning with that year of experience, though they're still young, they're already seeing improvement.

Head Coach Ryan Cordle said, "I think fundamentally they are so much more sound than what we have been in the past. They have chemistry, they communicate well. The leadership is just outstanding. I've really been impressed with our leadership, so all the little things we're really getting down."

Sophomore Point Guard Madison Kehler said, "I just think that about OBI we just have so many people that go and then come back in so we don't really have a good amount of playing time, but we all have four starters that have known and played with each other for almost going on three years now. "

Sophomore Center Lauren Nichols said, "It benefits me in knowing my teammates, that are returning with me, knowing our strengths and weaknesses and having that experience with them."

Sophomore Guard Paris Obike said, "When we ended the season with 6-7 girls, you have to be quick on defense, make sure you transition well. And the fact that we have subs, people that can replace you when you get tired is really, something I look forward too."

Sophomore Center Ashley Booher said, "Their potential, I think if they put their mind to it, they can really be up there with us because I think we're really good this year."


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