The Sherwood girls are looking for good results this season

SHERWOOD — They may be young.

But don’t let that fool you.

They’ve spent time on the court, and they’re optimistic going into the 2012-2013 season.

The Sherwood High School girls basketball team, while lacking in numbers when it comes to upperclassmen, believes it has what it takes this season.

“We’re optimistic going into the season,” Sherwood coach Liz Barrett said. “We’re young on paper, but we’ve got experience. We’ll have our ups and downs, but we’re hoping things really come together. A lot will depend on our effort.”

The Lady Bowmen had four key returnees back from last year’s team that tied for third place in the final Northwest Oregon Conference standings at 8-6 while going 10-15 on the season.

Among those returnees is senior Kyeli Hendryx (5-foot-10), who was an honorable mention all-league pick last year. Hendryx will take over the point guard duties for Sherwood this DAN BROOD - AT THE POINT -- Sherwood senior Kyeli Hendryx (left) will handle point guard duties this season.

“We’ll be asking her to take on a different role this year,” Barrett said. “We’ll be looking for her to help us more on offense when it comes to scoring. She’s a good athlete and she’s both a shooter and a driver.”

Sherwood returns a pair of post players, including junior Jaelyn Funk (5-11).

“Jaelyn had a real good summer and fall,” Barrett said. “We expect her to continue that into the season.”

The other key returnee in the post is sophomore Mallory Shields (5-11).

“She really came on strong at the end of last season,” Barrett said. “We’re expecting more of that this year.”

Sherwood’s other returnee, senior post Mikaela Doherty (5-10), is looking to battle her way back from a knee injury.

In addition to those four returnees, the Lady Bowmen have other players that did see varsity minutes last year.

Among those is sophomore Kira Jedan (5-3), who moves to wing this year.

“She’s a lot more confident with her shooting,” Barrett said.

Sophomore Abby Muller (5-8), who also saw varsity action last year as a freshman, should be strong on the defensive end of the court.

Sophomore Jessica Thiel (5-10) could be an all-around threat for the Lady Bowmen.

“We’ll put her in a guard, post, wherever we need her,” Barrett said.

Sherwood will look to junior Allison Warren (5-9) to provide an outside shooting threat.

Other members of the Sherwood varsity include junior Emily Harris (5-5) and sophomore Jennah Stobie (5-6).

“We’re a fast team, and we’re going to focus on defense and effort,” Barrett said. “Right now, we’re still trying to get everyone on the same page.”

As for the NWOC this year, Barrett sees a competitive battle ahead for the top spots.

“It looks fairly even,” she said. “Milwaukie has a strong team and Wilsonville is never out of it. Hopefully, we’ll be in the top tier.”

Sherwood opened its season Friday with a 56-44 loss at Dallas. On Tuesday, the Lady Bowmen picked up their first win of the season as they posted a 57-39 victory in a non-league game at Silverton.

Sherwood will be back in action Friday when it hosts Lincoln in a non-league game set to start at 7:15 p.m. at Sherwood High School.

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