GIRLS BASKETBALL Teams to watch


CANFIELD
Scheduled to start: Senior guard Erin Martin (19-point scoring average), senior forward Nicole Vlajkovich (12 points), senior Jessica Gifford, junior point guard Kelly Williams (six points), junior forward Jill Vertanen (five points). As a forward, Gifford will give the Cardinals a two-guard, three-forward look.
Off the bench: Juniors Tee Lisotto, Harmony Ramunno, Mara Boak and Erin Fening; sophomore Corey Hoffman.
Gone: Starters Julie Playforth and Jenny Miller, and substitute Megan Turocy.
The coach says: "We're a very athletic team that runs up and down the floor. We can shoot inside or outside and we'll be aggressive on defense and do a lot of pressing. We're not going to scare anybody with height, but we want the kids to put their experience to good use this year." -- Pat Pavlansky.
BOARDMAN
Scheduled to start: Senior guard Ashlee Russo (17.1 points, 4.1 assists); junior center Jen Hlebovy (8 points, 8 rebounds); sophomore point guard Brittany Durkin; sophomore forward Amber Bland (14 points, eight rebounds); senior forward Megan Murray.
Off the bench: Junior guard Bridget Beachy, junior guard Allison Davis, junior center Lauren Craig and sophomore forward Renee Farina.
Note: Durkin is Moschella's best defensive player, usually assigned to cover an opponent's best offensive player.
The coach says: "We always stress team ball, but Bland and Russo dominate on offense. Russo's a leader and Amber can do it all. She's improved her game, thanks to her dad working with her. Her ball-handling and shooting have improved tremendously. She jumps better than most boys and can shoot the 3-pointer, too." -- Ron Moschella.
HOWLAND
Scheduled to start: Junior Darcy Quinlan, junior Meredith Schneider, senior Marianne Krezeczowski, senior Emily Andrews and junior Kristina Ferenac.
Off the bench: Junior Kristy Krezeczowski, sophomore Sarah Mangiarelli, sophomore Natalie Chirumbolo, junior Carlie Eastman, junior Nitsa Filippidis.
Gone: Angela Cape, Michelle Rura.
POLAND
Scheduled to start: Junior Kristy Gaudiose, senior Julie Gallo, junior Taryn Carlson, sophomore Steffi Graf.
Off the bench: Freshman Katherine McGarry, freshman Erin Hawkins, senior Tiffany Fonagy, senior Emily Patton, senior Angela Blangero, junior Katterli Wrinkeman and sophomore Audrey Iudiciani.
URSULINE
Scheduled to start: Sophomore Courtney Davidson, senior Sarah McKelvey, senior Mahogani Graves.
Off the bench: Junior Amber Miller, senior Meghan Marenkovic, senior Ashley Parry, senior Cathie Walsh, junior Christina Cook, sophomore Lindsay Benton, senior Ashley Burnette, junior Camella Barnette.

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