Last year Osage finished 10-15 (2-5 Conf.). It was an adjustment year as we graduated the most successful senior class ever. We had no seniors on the team so our underclassmen had to step up. We were led by Sara Wolf (16.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 3.0 apg, 3.7 spg) and Liberty Gamm (17.1 ppg, 7.2 rpg in only half a season due to injury). We had several highlights last year. We were able to play in the Norm Stewart 48 Hours of Basketball where we beat Columbia Hickman in OT on the Mizzou Arena floor. Liberty scored 42 points in a game to set the school record for points in a game and Sara hit 66 3’s to set the single season record for our school.
This year we are senior led. The two previously mentioned are key to our success. Also returning are: SR Syd Riley (5.5 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.0 apg); SR Paige Rowland (2.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.4 apg); SR Alisa Boswell (2.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg); and JR Reese Good (5.5 ppg, 1.0 rpg). We will be looking to get contribution from JR Marley Corpe, JR Scout Mayer, SO Katherine Wolf, SO Alyssa Newberry, FR Lauren Bartlett, FR Lexie Porter, and FR Alison Steen. This is a great hard-working group to coach. We are a bit underrated, but I know that they will push each other throughout the season to achieve success.