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Emily Diaz, Jordyn Pottenger, Sophie Branstetter, Lotus Harper, Chevelle Shepherd, Tehya Gubitosi, Hannah Hollon, Lexi Pottenger, Trista Ledgerwood, Avery Jones and Alethea Chapman.
As of Thursday, August 30, 2018
The Salmon River girls have few fixtures but with 11 rostered, they are once again out in similar numbers.
But having lost Chevelle Shepherd to injury last basketball season, the Savages face “a slow build” without her leadership, coach Paula Tucker said. “Hopefully we’re going to get her back soon. It’s rough for her and it’ll be at least a couple more weeks.”
In the meantime, the Savages will turn to outside hitter Lotus Harper and middle hitter Emily Diaz — and “we have a lot of work to do after that,” Tucker said. “The freshmen are just really, really green.”
Horseshoe Bend — returning most of a 1AD1 state champion squad — is a 1AD2 team and back in Salmon River’s league this season. “They look like the favorite,” Tucker said.