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January 8, 2013

Building blocks at Triton

Girls basketball team has sights on setting foundation for future

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Currently leading the way for Triton is junior shooting guard Amanda Colpitts, who has been holding the line since she was a sophomore.

“We want to work off our defense because we’re stronger on the defensive end,” said Colpitts. “The stronger we hold teams, the less chances they have to score, the more opportunity we get to score. That is what we are trying to do.”

“We have a lot of small, fast players,” said Colpitts. “So, if we just stay with them, we can work off of that.”

One of the advantages of a rebuilding year is, of course, the chance to give the younger players the opportunity to go head to head with some of the best players in the league.

“We’re playing good players,” said Colpitts, who credits freshman Christine Ciccone and sophomores Nicole Sullivan and Hannah Canning as younger players who are beating a path to the future. “We have freshmen, and they are going against good players, and we’re bettering ourselves that way.”

For now, Colpitts says that her team is working hard to turn things around, and her coach says that is just what she wants to see.

“They come every day willing to work and trying to get better,” Christian says of her Vikings. “And you can’t ask much more than that right now.”

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