1994-95 record: 12-9 overall
Coach: Art Krulitz
Years coaching: 3
Career record: 25-19
Top returners: Joy Sperry, senior, 6-foot, center; Lisa Calabretta, 5-9, junior, forward; Lucia Gregory, 5-11, jr., forward.
Newcomers: Meghan England, 5-9, sophomore, guard; Heather Brandstetter, 5-4, freshman, g; Renee Sleezer, 5-1, frosh., g.
Bonus shot: A year of patience is what a very young Miners team is in for. The entire backcourt must be replaced, and Sperry is the lone senior with varsity experience.
Coach’s comment:”This will be a total learning year. We do have some speed, so we’ll run when we can, but we’re looking for these kids to be more disciplined. The guards are young; they’re going to have to grow into their positions. We have to play through the mistakes.”
Outlook: Sperry will carry the lion’s share of the load for Wallace. “Joy will be the dominating force. In practice already I can see that she jumps better, she’s stronger, quicker. Joy should have a good year.”
Potlatch is the only A-3 foe Wallace meets during the regular-season, but the Miners do play four A-2 foes, including 1994 and 1995 state runner-up Bonners Ferry. Wallace opens the season Monday against Mullan in the Silver Valley Tournament.
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