Kendall girls return large veteran laden squad; Holley is thin on numbers

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 28 November 2021 at 8:56 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Leading Kendall’s large contingent of veterans is Libby Snyder, at right, who earned Genesee Region League All-Star honors last season and at left, Kendall’s Alezya Brown drives against Holley’s Adriana Botello during contests last season.

Anchored by a large group of a dozen returnees, the Kendall girls basketball team is looking for a strong season in the Genesee Region League competition.

Seniors Libby Snyder, who earned G-R All-Star honors last season, and Alezya Brown, who was an Honorable Mention selection, head Kendall’s veteran contingent. Snyder scored 113 points and grabbed off 127 rebounds last season.

That veteran group also includes seniors T’Mia Kitchings, Julie Coble, Grace Levett, Grace Robinson, Kailie Regan, Julia Szczepanski, Sara Mattle, Marah Woodward, Emma Allen and junior Lauren Pilon.

“We’ve got depth and we’re huge,” said Coach Jeff Parizek. “We’ve got our top eight kids back so I’m looking to play 10 kids regularly. We have plenty of depth, good size and all of that experience is definitly a plus.”

The Lady Tigers will open the season by hosting the Kendall Tournament on December 2 and 4. The first night matchups will have Holley vs. Barker followed by Kendall vs. Medina. The Lady Eagles G-R opener will be at home on Dec. 10 against Pembroke.

Holley’s squad numbers only seven including seniors Adriana Botello, Tatum Gagne and Harleigh Andrews along with juniors Sara Kingdollar and Tia Hofforth and sophomore Sam Bates.

The Lady Hawks graduation losses included Halee Passarell and Hayley Skidmore.