Dec 9, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff WriterAfter a defeat in the Class 1-A state title game last season, St. Stephen's is motivated for the new season.
The St. Stephen's girls have their sights set one position higher this season.
After winning the Class 1-A Northwest conference for the first time in school history, the Lady Eagles fell in the state championship game last March in Casper.
They'd like to win it all this year.
St. Stephen's head coach Mike Redman and assistant Karen Smith have 24 girls on the team, with about half of those freshmen.
But, the returning upperclassmen are very talented.
Rachelle Little Bit Lynch and Trinity Goggles are experienced players who can score in droves.
Kayle Addison, Lindsey Harris, Hannah Blackburn, Shealynn Roman, Lolita Brown, Tiana Farris and Tanyka Montoya round out a top nine which is among the most talented in all of Class 1-A.
"We have a pretty good starting five and some good younger players coming up," said Redman. "It'll be a good idea to keep an eye on us. The girls want to take the championship this year."
However, local fans will have to wait until January to see the girls at home.
St. Stephen's opens the season at 7 p.m. Thursday against St. Labre of Ashland, Montana in the Native American All-West Classic at Billings. They have Friday off before facing Crazy Horse, South Dakota at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
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