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Scouting the 2013-14 Washington Township Senators girls basketball team

2013-11-09T00:00:00Z Scouting the 2013-14 Washington Township Senators girls basketball team nwitimes.com
November 09, 2013 12:00 am

Last year: 9-13, 2-5 PCC

Team breakdown

Former Munster and Griffith assistant coach Chris Tomcsi takes over the helm of the Senators. Junior guard Heather Burton leads a experienced core of players, which continues to improve each season. Burton is the main offensive threat, but others, like senior low-post players Maddy Johnson and Sammie Higgins, should add scoring punch. Higgins is also a talented rebounder, providing the team with several second-chance opportunities. Sophomores Paige Ruesch and Donnae Lipinski will be expected to expand their roles this season. "There's a natural excitement around the program with there being a new coach," Tomcsi said. "The girls have welcomed the changes and challenges that myself and the rest of the coaching staff has put forth so far, especially on the defensive side of the ball." — Jim Hunsley

Last season finish

Lost to Morgan Township in a Class A sectional semifinal.

Leading returning scorer

Heather Burton, 15.3 ppg.

Leading returning rebounder

Sammie Higgins, 8.5 rpg

Star power

Heather Burton, Jr., G: An impact player on offense, Tomcsi said Burton has made strides on the defensive end. He believes she's become a more complete player.

Newcomer to watch

Donnae Lipinski, So., F: Skilled enough to play either in the post or on the perimeter. Tomcsi calls Lipinski a "gym rat," a tireless worker who also brings energy to the court.

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