Jasey Downing is a senior at Bennington High School and one of the players looking to put Bennington basketball back on top. After a 16-win season a year ago, Downing and her fellow teammates are excited to get back on the court.
As a shooting guard, Downing has worked hard to improve her outside game and become one of the go-to options in the transition game.
Peyton Piepho (5-5, Sr.) starts at point guard giving the team a floor General who can run the offense and set the defense. Piepho has an excellent outside shot and great floor vision. Olivia Lawson (6-0, Jr.) is the post player Bennington will lean on for big plays in the paint. Lawson can get the job done on both ends of the court. A newcomer to watch is Kolbie Bartlett (5-8, Fr.) at forward.
Bartlett may lack varsity experience, but she is an exciting player with a high ceiling. Another forward to watch is Trista Watson (5-6, Jr.). Watson can run the floor and play salty defense. Several young players expect to contribute this season. Kaeleighann Bergman (5-1, Fr.), Tambryn Watson (5-5, Fr.), and Sierrah Myers (5-1, Fr.) bring youth to the team and look to be the future of the program.
Other players to watch include Kyla Kind (Sr.) at power forward, Alyssa Wilson (Sr.) at forward, Regan Robinson (Sr.) at forward, and Payten Debold (5-1, So.).
Heading into the Christmas break the Lady Bulldogs have two wins over Sylvan-Lucas and Minneapolis. Their schedule gets tougher heading into the new year as home games against Marion, Sterling and Moundridge with a road game to Remington.