Oneida coach Marv West has a few luxuries as his team prepares for the start of the 2013-2014 regular season, which begins Tuesday (Nov. 12) at William Blount: he has six players returning with at least part-time starting experience a year ago, he has two natural point guards who can play on the court at the same time, and he has four true post players who are among the tallest players in District 4-A — all of which played key varsity minutes last year.
But West, in the second year of his second stint as the Lady Indians' head coach, is quick to point out that there are no "luxuries"; only building blocks as his team aims for a repeat appearance in the district title game.
"We're looking forward to a good season," West said. "I think we can be very competitive if these kids keep working hard at it. We want to get back to the way it used to be, when we expected to win championships. If these girls went in with that mentality, we would be really tough to beat."To continue reading, please subscribe to the Independent Herald. If you are already a subscriber, email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive login credentials. If you are a subscriber who is logged in and believe you are seeing this message in error, please email email@example.com or call 423-569-6343. Non-subscribers can catch our complete basketball preview, including team photographs, in next week's (Nov. 14) print edition.