Red Devils girls team is young, fast, eager to win

The Grand County girls basketball team is eager and ambitious this year.

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From the left Megan Zunich, Josalyn Murphy and Kaylee Wagner receive instructions from head coach Andrea Noyes. Photos by Anthony Militano

“I’m actually really excited for this season,” new head coach Andrea Noyes said at a preseason practice. “Last year 11 girls came out for the team. This year we have 21.”

The squad is dominated by underclassmen. “With the exception of four, all are freshman, so we have a very young team this year, which makes it exciting because people don’t know what to expect. It gives some of our opponents a disadvantage because they are not able to scout us,” Noyes said. “We have a fast team this year. We are a little bit smaller, but they are quick, so I’m really excited to see what they can do defensively on the speed end of it, because we don’t have a whole lot of height.”

In the foreground, assistant coach Rick Lopez advises No. 20 Jazlyn Rascon how to drive dribbling skills.

The girl’s basketball team is a powerhouse off the court, as well. The varsity squad has a collective GPA of 3.729, which, according to Noyes, is currently the highest average among all the winter sports teams.

The Red Devils basketball team started the season with an away game on Tuesday, Nov. 26, against the Monticello Buckaroos after The Times-Independent “B” section went to press. Scores and team stats will be updated when available.