The 2018-19 rendition of the Arlee Scarlets have to be rated as within the scope of a reloading phase given that the lion’s share of their offensive firepower returns along with further infusion from the transfer of Louetta Conko-Camel.
Arlee has a new coach at the helm in Melissa Tiensvold, who takes over the reins of the program from her predecessor Bill Stockton.
The Scarlets ought to be considered a viable contender to make the postseason, assuming they remain healthy and continue to refine the fundamental aspects that underlie their capabilities. Their season opens in Havre at the Native American Classic this weekend.
14C Arlee (2017-18: 19-7, 1296pts)
coach: Missy Tiensvold, 1st yr (5th yr overall: Mayville State 16-5, San Miguel High)
asst: Sue Carney
Ashley Tanner, Laurencia Starblanket, Summer DarcAngelo
sr. 6-1 P Alyssia Vanderburg
(GBB 2x all-trny 2017-15, 2x a-s, 3x a-c: 1st-tm 2018-16, 2nd-tm 2016-15)
AV2017-18: 599p, 234r, 14a, 56s, 51b
Varsity 3yr: 1317p, 548r, 116s, 97b
sr. 5-7 G Noelle West (GBB 2x a-c: 1st-tm 2018-17, 2nd-tm 2017-16)
NW2017-18: 95p, 85r, 89a, 52s, 12b
sr. 5-10 G/P Nellie Desjarlais
(GBB all-conf 2nd-tm; VB a-c 2nd-tm)
jr. 5-2 G Emily Fiddler
(VB a-c 1st-tm 2018)
sr. 5-4 G Tomi Brazill
(SB a-s, 2x a-c: 1st-tm 2018, 2nd-tm 2017)
sr. 5-5 guard Sydni Rogers,
sr. 5-6 guard Louetta Conko-Camel
(GBB 6B a-c 2nd-tm 2017-16; VB 14C a-c hm)
LCC2017-18(˝): 120p, 32r,14a,25s(17x3FG)
3yr: 314p, 107r,87a,77s
Native American Classic, MSUN, Havre
Scarlets vs 2B Poplar (Fr07Dec2018)
Scarlets vs 9C Box Elder (Sa08Dec2018)
Mission Lady Bulldogs
The 2018-19 rendition of the Mission Lady Bulldogs only graduated one significant contributor to their offense last season, which means they will be able to reload with more seasoned returnees than has been the case in recent memory.
The roster is laden with multi-sport athletes with cross-disciplinary credentials, an encouraging trend that bodes well for bolstering hardcourt competitiveness.
The Lady Bulldogs put together eight games last season in which they scored 40 points or better.
If they can harness a measure of consistency on the offense end and squeeze their opponents a little harder on defense, Mission could see an exponential jump in their win-loss record this season.
The team opens against Stillwater in Kalispell.
6B Mission St. Ignatius
mascot: Lady Bulldogs
coach: Jennifer Brander, 3rd yr
Leila Marsh 72p, career 139p
sr. 5-10 f Afton Brander
(TF a-s 2018: hj 5th, 2017: lj 6th, tj 7th/ 2018 a-c: lj 1st, 4x100 3rd, 4x400 5th; 2017 a-c: lj 3rd, hj 5th)
jr. Azia Umphrey, 114p
(SB a-c 1st-tm)
jr. 5-7 Karolyna Buck, 156p
(XC a-c 7th; VB 2x a-c 1st-tm 2018, 2nd-tm 2017; TF a-s 2018: hj 3rd / 2018 a-c: lj 1st, 4x100 3rd, 4x400 5th)
so. 5-9 Syd Brander
(TF 2018 a-c: lj 1st, 4x100 3rd, 4x400 5th) 142p
jr. 5-6 Hunter Eichert
(TF 2018 a-c: lj 1st, 4x100 3rd, 4x400 5th)
jr. 5-5 Courtney Mitchell, sr. 5-10 Addison Arlint, jr. 6-1 post Ali Kienitz, jr. 5-7 Olivia Garland
player(s) to watch:
fr. Madyson Currie
Sa08Dec at Stillwater in Kalispell