Short but quick

By 
DEB HAMM
Ozaukee Press correspondent

The Ozaukee High School girls’ basketball is looking forward to another competitive season in the Big East Conference led by one of the most prolific scorers in school history.

Guard Becca Schauer returns for her senior season after reaching the 1,000-point mark last year.

She averaged 18.2 points per game, 5.7 assists per game, 5.4 steals per game and 4.2 rebounds per game. She was chosen to the Big East first team.

Besides Schauer, the Klas sisters return with a proven ability to score.

Sophomore Gabby Klas averaged 9.3 point per game and 3.8 rebounds per game.

Senior Greta Klas averaged 7.4 points per game last season.

Coach Tim Wolff said he believes his team has very strong leadership. Ozaukee has six seniors.

Joining Schauer and Greta Klas in the senior lineup are Izzy Clark, Mallory Miller, Ashlee Mueller and Emma Poeschl.

Senior Jenna Schueller, a senior, is unable to play this season for medical reasons.

Wolff said his team will be strong at guard and with ball-handling skills.

Becca Schauer, Greta Klas, Clark and Mueller lead the group of guards.

The Warriors should also have overall team speed to open up fast break opportunities, Wolff said.

The Warriors went 16-8 last year and lost three seniors to graduation in Abby Miller, Brianna Szczerbinski and Carla Wolff, which handled significant scoring in the post. The Warriors will be looking for other players to step up and fill that role.

Senior Mallory Miller and junior Cami Miller (no relation) will provide help inside.

The Warriors will have to overcome a lack of height, a problem they have become accustomed to in recent years. Cami Miller is Ozaukee’s tallest player at 5 feet, 10 inches.

“There is a lot of spirited competition at practice, and I can tell some girls have worked hard in the off season,” Wolff said.

Schauer, the Klas sisters and Cami Miller have earned starting roles.

“We will use different lineups depending on opponent,” Wolff stated.

 Wolff said he expects Howards Grove and Mishicot to be two of the top teams in the conference and hopes to give both a run for their money.

“I think we can,” he said.

The Warriors are part of the Big East Conference South Division. That division also includes Cedar Grove-Belgium, Kohler, Oostburg, Random Lake, Sheboygan Christian and Sheboygan Lutheran.

The North Division includes Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah, Hilbert, Howards Grove, Manitowoc Lutheran, Mishicot, Reedsville and St. Mary Catholic.

 The Warriors were scheduled to play at Mishicot on Tuesday and play at Oostburg on Thursday, Dec. 5.

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