Girls basketball preview: Experience should help Woodmen


Starter Chloe Orrvar is back for her senior season on the Greenwood girls basketball team. PHOTO BY STEVE McCLURE

With a roster that includes three returning starters, six seniors, a pair of 6-foot juniors and two players with starting experience, some might argue that the Greenwood girls basketball team is well-equipped to successfully defend its Class 4A sectional championship.

Although 10th-year coach Debbie Gucken­berger is optimistic about the Woodmen’s chances, she cautions nothing is guaranteed.

“We only lost two seniors from last year, but they were very sharp players,” Guckenberger said. “Alexis (Swearingen) was our leading scorer, and Kailey (Evans) was our leading rebounder, so with them, we also lost a lot of ball handling and leadership.

“We had really good team chemistry last season, and I’m hoping we’ll have that again this year.

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