(SPORTS PREVIEW) Lady RedHawks striving to reach potential

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Many of the powerhouse girls are returning to the Lady RedHawks’ basketball court, which should prove to make for an exciting season.

Edith Moreno earned all-league honors last season. Coach Darren Townzen said that she can play in the post, slash from the wing, and has worked hard to improve her outside shot.

Moreno and Annie Lay are four-year varsity players. Townzen said that Annie Lay makes good decisions with the ball and has improved her post-up game.

Jaycee Bracket, Chaena Laux, and Carly Lay are all starting their third year of varsity basketball. Townzen said Bracket is an active defender and quick offensive player who has worked hard to improve her ball handling.

He gives credit to Laux as a consistent all-around player with a nose for the ball as a rebounder. He also said that Carly Lay has great hands as an inside player and is tough to defend for most teams.

“It has been fun to watch each of them come into their own as a player,” Townzen added. “They are starting to understand how to use their strengths to contribute to the team.”

Townzen said his goal is to keep the Lady RedHawks focused to improve daily and feels that they will reap the rewards of their hard work.

“I think that our team has the most potential of any team that I’ve seen at Colusa High,” Townzen said.

The Lady RedHawks will share the same schedule as the boys basketball team, with an away marathon in Central Valley. Their first home game will be Dec. 2 against Marysville. ■