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Sand Springs Sandites

BOYS

Coach: ERIC SAVAGE

18-19 Record: 17-9

The Sandites come into the season needing to fill some holes left by graduating seniors. With the likes of Cole Durkee and Cale Savage graduating Sand Springs is looking for new leadership heading into the year. Davon Richardson (6-4, Sr.) will be leading the way this year for this Sand Springs squad. The guard averaged 15.8 points per game as a junior to accompany his 7.7 rebounds per game. He will anchor this team with scoring and strong rebounding this season as the Sandites look to make a run at the state tournament. Richardson has led the team in scoring two years in a row and will look to do so for a third straight season. Marlo Fox (6-0, Jr.) also returns and he brings 9.2 points per game to the table to go along with 2.5 rebounds per game. Fox will accompany Richardson in the backcourt and Josh Minney (6-4, Sr.) will be a dynamic playmaker at forward this season. Minney averaged 8.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game as a junior last season. With lots of his scoring and rebounding returning this season, Eric Savage is looking to have another successful year in his seventh season as the Sandites head coach.

GIRLS

Coach: JOSHUA BERRY

18-19 Record: 21-6

This is a big rebuilding year coming up for the Lady Sandites. They lose four starters from last season’s state tournament team, including VYPE Top 100 nominees Destiny Johnson and Holly Kersgieter. With Toby Nightingale leaving the program after just one season, Joshua Berry will step in and look to develop a young Lady Sandite team. The one returning starter from last season’s team is Madison Burris (5-9, Sr.). She looks to anchor her team with experience and scoring at the shooting guard position. Raegan Padilla (5-7, Jr.) and Mikah Hampton (5-5, So.) will accompany her in the backcourt and will look to spread the ball around and provide scoring this season. Darrian Jordan (5-9, Jr.) and Sophia Regalado will finish off the starting five and be the primary front court this year. They will look to provide scoring ad defense inside as the primary rim protectors on this team. Jade Shrum (5-2, Sr.) will come in off the bench at guard and provide an extra boost in the backcourt. Abby Hughes (6-1, So.) brings good size off the bench at center and will look to block some shots this season. “I’m excited for these girls to be able to showcase all the hard work the have put in” said Joshua Berry, head coach. Joining Berry on his staff will Brad Mallam, who returns as an assistant, and new additions Terance Buckley and Jordan Evans.