2019-20 Winter Preview: Macks Creek Girls Basketball

By Chris Parker

Macks Creek returns a strong core of players from last year’s 15-10 squad entering coach Lynn Long’s second season at Macks Creek but 41st season as a head coach.

Jesse Willis leads that group in her senior year after averaging 13.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 3.1 steals per game last year.

“She is a very aggressive and competitive player who likes to drive and also shoots a lot from long range,” Long said. “She is a very good offensive rebounder. I expect her to be a good team leader and to set a good example for our younger players.”

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Classmate Caytlin Eidson also is back after putting up 11.3 points per game and pulling down 7.2 rebounds per game.

Mackenzie Hicks was the team’s third-leading scorer as a sophomore and brings back averages of 9.1 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. Alyssa Seaholm rounds out the top returning players after she averaged 8 PPG as a sophomore.

“I think our overall experience will be a strength as well as our speed, defense and outside shooting,” Long said. “We need to improve our execution of our half-court offense and become better shooters.”

Macks Creek opens the season on Nov. 22 at Weableau.