KINSMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – Badger appears ready to take a big jump in this coming season with all but one player from last year (Julianna Miller) returning.

Junior Katie Grexa put together a sophomore season many will not soon forget. Number 12 scored 10-points or more in twenty games last year. She scored a season-high 34-points against Pymatuning Valley. That was just one of her seven outings where she went for over 30-points. Grexa recorded 15 double-doubles. She also compiled two games where she hauled down 20 rebounds.

Coach Lavell Turnage points out, “I expect Katie to take her game to another level on offense and defense. [We’re looking forward] to seeing Katie establish herself as one of the better players in the Mahoning Valley.”

Grexa will be joined by Mackenzie Gross, Addison Thompson and Gabriella Miller, who all started in the 2021-22 campaign. The team will rely on Molly O’Brien, Chloe Jennings and Brianna Huscroft to contribute as well as newcomer Julia Toth, who the staff is high on, this season.

Turnage says, “We’re expecting to make a deep run in the tournament and compete to win our conference championship this year.”

Badger opens the year against Hubbard on November 21.

Badger Braves
Fast Facts
Head Coach: Lavell Turnage
2021-22 Record: 12-10 (8-7), NAC
2021-22 Post-Season Finish: Lost in Sectional Final to Lowellville (60-55, 2OT)

2021-22 Team Stats
Scoring Offense: 46.9
Scoring Defense: 40.1

2021-22 Individual Leaders
Scoring: Katie Grexa – 16.3
Rebounding: Katie Grexa – 12.2
Assists: Katie Grexa – 3.7
Steals: Katie Grexa – 4.8
Free Throw Percentage: Addison Thompson – 65.4%
Three-Point Percentage: Brianna Huscroft – 28.6%

2022-23 Schedule
Nov. 21 – at Hubbard
Nov. 28 – Warren JFK
Dec. 1 – Fairport Harding
Dec. 3 – Ursuline
Dec. 5 – Southington
Dec. 8 – Bristol
Dec. 12 – at Maplewood
Dec. 15 – at Pymatuning Valley
Dec. 19 – Mathews
Dec. 22 – McDonald
Dec. 29 – at LaBrae
Jan. 5 – at Fairport Harding
Jan. 7 – Heartland Christian
Jan. 9 – Lordstown
Jan. 12 – at Windham
Jan. 19 – at St. John
Jan. 23 – Maplewood
Jan. 26 – Pymatuning Valley
Jan. 28 – at Niles
Jan. 30 – at Mathews
Feb. 9 – at Girard