NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - The girls high school basketball season begins Monday evening, Dec. 3. Girls and boys basketball will not be classified as classes, like volleyball. They will be split into four divisions.
Saint Ignace drops to Division Four, and the Saints' Emily Coveyou has a good chance of being the U.P. Player of the Year, following the departure of last season's Large School Player of the Year, Linnea Gustafson. Coveyou returns to Dorene Ingalls squad after averaging 18 points, 10 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game.
West Iron County's Eden Golliher should be a good center representing the western U.P. Golliher comes back after scoring 13.6 points per game and grabbing 9.7 rebounds per contest for the Wykons.
Westwood has a 1-2 duo with Madelyn Koski and Tessa Leece. Koski joins the preseason dream team with 14.7 points, 4.2 assists and 1.8 steals per game.
Marquette’s Avery Ledy will be counted on to increase her scoring this season, after putting in 11.5 points per game and collecting 9.6 rebounds an outing.
Iron Mountain's Riley Poupore brings her lunch bucket to every game – chipping in 18.7 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals per game. She'll be double teamed a lot this season.
Here are six other easy selections in the category of Others to Watch:
Ewen-Trout Creek guard Elise Besonen, Westwood guard Tessa Leece, Escanaba guard Lexi Chaillier, Stephenson guard Autumn Rasner, Munising forward Michaela Werner, and Forest Park center Mercedes Simmons.