Western Reserve High School Girls’ Basketball Preview

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BERLIN CENTER, Ohio (WKBN) – Coach Steve Miller has led the Lady Devils to 4 District Championships in 8 years and has compiled a winning percentage of 72.3% (146-56).

This season, Western Reserve will return just one starter – Brooke Shantz. Coach Miller states, “Brooke is an athletic, quick and physical guard who plays extremely hard.” As a sophomore, she averaged 7.3 points while dishing out 65 assists and sinking 25 three-pointers.

Gone from last year’s squad are four standouts – Callie Steed, Olivia Pater, Kennedy Miller and Dani Vuletich. Miller graduated as the school’s all-time leader in assists (572) and three-pointers made (141). Kennedy started every game of her high school career. Vuletich is the school’s all-time leading scorer (1,806). She’s currently ready to begin her career at Robert Morris.

Miller says, “We realize what we have lost. We’ll be patient with this new group, none of which are seniors, and attempt to get better prior to entering tournament play.”

“We have two options,” says Miller. “Rebuild and reload.”

The roster will include three juniors Brooke Schantz, Alexa Abrams and Madison Leone as well as a large group of sophomores (Alyvia Hughes, Lisa Eichert, Lexi Pence, Kaleigh Williams, Gina Burgy, Angelina Cappabianca, Allison Jones and Lindsay Jones). Two freshmen are also set to be on the roster as well in Haylee Fellows and Rylan Naples.

The new-look Lady Devils will begin their quest at the College of Wooster where they’ll tangle with the Loudenvile Redbirds on November 26.

Western Reserve Lady Devils
Head Coach: Steve Miller
2020-21 Record: 21-6 (12-2, 2nd place), MVAC Scarlet Tier

2020-21 Team Stats
Scoring Offense: 55.6
Scoring Defense: 34.6

2021-22 Schedule
Nov. 26 – vs. Loudenville (at College of Wooster)
Dec. 2 – Maplewood
Dec. 6 – at Louisville
Dec. 9 – at Sebring
Dec. 11 – at Dalton
Dec. 13 – Waterloo
Dec. 16 – Lowellville
Dec. 18 – Chippewa
Dec. 20 – at Mineral Ridge
Dec. 23 – at East Palestine
Dec. 27 – Rootstown
Jan. 3 – at Springfield
Jan. 6 – at McDonald
Jan. 10 – Jackson-Milton
Jan. 13 – Sebring
Jan. 20 – at Waterloo
Jan. 24 – at Lowellville
Jan. 27 – Mineral Ridge
Jan. 31 – Springfield
Feb. 3 – McDonald
Feb. 7 – at Jackson-Milton

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