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Pate girls aim to repeat

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by Katie McDonald kmcdonald@tnonline.com in Sports

The Freedom Patriots graduated four players from their district championship season last year, but key returners, forward Jennifer Kokolus, guard Corrin Gill, guard/forward Brenna Ortwein, guard Yasmine Herrera, and guard Rachel Sanchez have plenty of experience for another successful season.

“Our ball movement, at times, can be outstanding,” said Patriot coach Dean Reiman. “We have multiple players who can drive, pass, and shoot, and play unselfishly.”

What is missing for the Patriots this season is size and depth.

“We really need to develop our bench so we can get solid contributions from all members of the roster, not just the starting five,” Reiman said.

Rounding out the Patriots’ roster is Kailey Turpening, a guard/forward, Kayla Jefferson, also a guard/forward, and guards Jewel Levy, Gabrielle Glick, and Elsa Martin.

The Patriots are scheduled to take on Bethlehem Catholic on Dec. 11 at Becahi.