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Stilwell Indians Basketball Preview – Presented By Simple Simon’s Pizza of Stilwell

BOYS

Coach: Micheal George

20-21 Record: 13-6

With three returning starters who averaged in double figures last season, the Stilwell Indians figure to be more of a team to be reckoned with in Class 4A this season. Cayden Lee (6-2, Sr.) is leading scorer that is back this year, averaging 15 points, five rebounds and just over three assists a game. He was the NOAA Conference Co-Player of the Year last season and coach Micheal George is sure glad to have him back. “Cayden can play any position on the floor and has expanded his game over the summer with different ways to impact the game,” said George. Also back are Codey Petree (5-11, Jr.) who averaged 11.4 points a game and was an all-conference pick last year and Kyler Fourkiller (5-10, Sr.) who averaged 10.5 points a game for the Indians last season. Stilwell will also return players who saw varsity time last year and will be looking for a bigger role this year such as Ethan James (5-10, Sr.) who George says not only shines on the court but in the classroom as well while holding down an after-school job. Antonio Wolf (6-2, Jr.) is another who will look to expand his role and give Lee a breather in the post as needed while Cole Kimble (6-0, Jr.), Colima Ramirez (5-11, Jr.) and Keller Hitcher (5-11, So.) will add valuable depth. With three starters and a good nucleus of reserves returning, the Indians should find themselves with more success in 2021.

GIRLS

Coach: Glen Cone

20-21 Record: 9-9

When a coach says his team is young, your first thought might be “uh-Oh”. But for the Lady Indians of Stilwell, it means an experienced group that might take them deeper into the playoffs this year and beyond. The team is paced by sophomore Snowda Watie (5-6) who led the team in scoring and steals last year and was the near the top in every other stat.

“Snowda is one of the hardest working players I have been around in my coaching career,” said coach Glen Cone.” She is a great player who knows the game.” Watie’s partner at guard is senior Talib Mink, a three-year starter and one of the floor leaders for the Lady Indians. Another of the young gun sophomore starters is Kinley Johnson (5-10) who moved into a starting role in the post her freshman year and will only get better with time. Breanna (5-8, Sr.) and Kaylea (5-8, So.) Benham both started last year and had their seasons cut short by knee injuries but should return this year. And the Stilwell bench is deep with experienced players such as Kasia Thurber (5-8, So.), Tyla Sawney (5-7, Jr.), and Jaylee Chirstie (5-7, Sr.) ready to make an impact as needed as well as up-and-coming sophomore Shannon Catron.

“We’re still young but experienced and we’re expecting to start seeing some big things here this year,” said Cone.  

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