Kaley Casagrande , Reporter

Leading up to their first game of the season, the BHS girls basketball team is hoping to come back as strong as last year.

Finishing 20-6 last season, the team looks promising with hopes that the underclassman can fill the shoes of the 2017 graduates.

“Coming in my freshman season, I am excited to be a part of the JV/Varsity team and see where this season takes us,” freshman Caitlyn Bussenger (forward) said.

With the help of strong underclassmen like Emily Labar, Casey Walsh, Madison Kluska, Brooke Baker, and Morgan Karasek, the seniors Amber Fernandez-Tierney (small-forward), Jackie Hess (small-forward/guard), Meghan Barone (point guard/shooting guard), Verenice Mendez (guard), and Brieann Ohland (guard/forward) are more than prepared for their final season.

“In the off-season I played a lot of games in tournaments and really worked on improving my dribbling and shooting,” senior Meghan Barone said.

With a tight-knit, solid team, the girls could potentially see another district final berth in their future.

The Lady Slaters will make their season debut next Tuesday December 12 at 7 p.m. home against Salisbury.