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Varsity Girls' Basketball: Season Preview

Varsity Girls' Basketball: Season Preview

By Keelen Barlow

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The Brownsburg girls' basketball team will open the 2019 regular season at the Varsity Fieldhouse on Wednesday November 6th against Hamilton Heights.

The Bulldogs capped off their preseason slate with a scrimmage against Martinsville last week.

Brownsburg, led by fifth year head coach Debbie Guckenberger, is coming off a 20-4 season a year ago that was headlined by a third-place finish in the Hoosier Crossroads Conference. The Bulldogs won their third Hendricks County championship in the last four years.

Their regular season schedule is a 22 -game slate (ten home games). It is highlighted by four teams that were ranked in the ICGSA Class 4A poll to end last year. Seven of their upcoming opponents ended last season ranked in the Weekly Top 20 Girls IBCA poll.

     The Returners

Brownsburg returns four of their starters from last season. That group is headlined by a dynamic duo in the backcourt.

Junior Ally Becki and Senior Allison Bosse lead the Bulldogs into their 2019-2020 campaign after combining to average 29.1 points per game last season. The pair led Brownsburg in every major stat category a year ago.

Becki is a versatile guard that averaged 13.4 points and 5.5 rebounds last season before her year was cut short with an ACL-injury. She also notched 4.4 assists and 3.5 steals per game last season while shooting 46% from the field.

Bosse is a threat from deep that led the Hoosier Crossroads Conference in 3-point shooting percentage last year. She was the second leading scorer in the HCC last year.

A pair of Mackenzies round out the leading returners for Brownsburg.

Mackenzie Stien is a forward that averaged 8.5 points per game last year. She is the Bulldogs second-leading returning rebounder. Mackenzie Bedrick is a gritty, glue player for the Bulldogs that makes her presence felt on the court.

     Newcomers

A transfer and a pair of freshmen highlight the newcomers for the Bulldogs.

Junior transfer Leah Yarbrough is a tough post player that will lock down the paint for Brownsburg. The program expects her to make a big impact on the defensive end.

She will slide into the center position in the Bulldogs' starting lineup.

Kailyn Terrell and Quinci Thomas are touted freshman that will make an impact from day one for Brownsburg.

Terrell is a true-point guard that Guckenberger says has the potential to be top-five player for the Bulldogs due to her high basketball IQ and versatility.

She is also a big threat from behind the arc.

Thomas is a lanky athletic big that will provide needed depth to the frontcourt and bench. She led the Brownsburg varsity volleyball team in kills this fall.

     Preseason hype

The Bulldogs have already garnered some attention from the local media ahead of the 2019-2020 season.

As a team, Brownsburg checked in at No. 4 in Matthew VanTryon's (Indianapolis Star) Indy-area girls' basketball Preseason Fab 15.

Individually, Bosse was named to the All-USA Central Indiana Preseason Super Team last week. She was one of fifteen players from Central Indiana to earn that selection.

Becki was named one of the top players in VanTryon's ranking of the best Indiana girls' basketball players in the class of 2021. Becki was on the "just missed" list for the All-USA Central Indiana Preseason Super Team.  

VanTryon also noted Becki and Bosse on his list of "60 girls' basketball players to keep an eye on this season."

Terrell and Thomas were named as two of the top players in the Indiana girls' basketball players class of 2023 by VanTryon.

 

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