Klahowya sophomore Maile Lueck runs the offense during practice on Nov. 27. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya sophomore Maile Lueck runs the offense during practice on Nov. 27. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya girls basketball | Winter Sports Preview

Klahowya girls basketball

Head coach: Scott Eberhard

2016-2017 record: 3-16

Top returning players: Amber Bumbalough, forward, senior; Karli Eberhard, guard, senior; Kindra Fuller, forward, senior; Chelsea Smith, forward, sophomore; Alexis James, forward, senior.

Key newcomers: Kayla Hendricks, post, junior; Maile Lueck, guard, sophomore; Kylie Woodrum, guard, junior; Allison Schultz, guard, senior; Kayla Mae Meyers, guard, senior.

Outlook: After finishing last in the 1A Olympic League last season, the Eagles look to return to the top two in the four-team league with three returning starters in Bumbalough, Eberhard and James, and two more part-time starters from a year ago in Fuller and Smith. Klahowya has also brought up from junior varsity talented multi-sport athletes in Woodrum and Lueck. Coach Eberhard expects his team to play with energy from start to finish.

Schedule: Dec. 1, 5:45 p.m. at Forks | Dec. 4, 6 p.m. at Mout Rainier Lutheran | Dec. 8, 6 p.m. at Crosspoint | Dec. 12, 7 p.m. Kingston | Dec. 13, 5:15 p.m., Charles Wright Academy | Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., Chimacum | Dec. 19, 5 p.m., Chief Kitsap Academy | Jan. 3, 7 p.m., Port Townsend | Jan. 4, 7 p.m., Cascade Christian | Jan. 6, 3;45 p.m., Coupeville | Jan. 9, 7 p.m., at Olympic | Jan. 12, 7 p.m., Chimacum | Jan. 16, 3:30 p.m. at Coupeville | Jan. 19, 7 p.m., Port Townsend | Jan. 23, 7:15 p.m. at Chimacum | Jan. 26, 7 p.m., Bremerton | Feb. 1, 3;45 p.m., Coupeville | Feb. 3, 7:15 p.m., at Port Townsend.

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