Girls basketball season preview: Defiance Bulldogs



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Coach: Rafael Manriquez

Years, career record: 2, 15-9

Division: II

Last year: 15-9, 4-5 WBL (seventh)

Returning letterwinners (* returning starter): Natalie Wichman* (Sr., 5-8, forward); Zariah Scott* (Sr., 5-8, guard); Morgan Porter* (Sr., 5-11, forward); Emily Poling (Jr., 5-8, guard); Ma’Kayla Allen (Sr., 5-6, guard); Morgan Wityk (Jr., 5-5, guard); Laney Baldwin (Sr., 5-10,guard)

Promising newcomers: Caroline Turner (Jr., 5-8, guard); Kennedy Replogle (Jr., 6-0, forward)

Team outlook: The Bulldogs bring back three starters, including second-team all-WBL selection Emily Poling, plus Ma’Kayla Allen returns from an ACL injury. “We return a good mix of experience with some promising newcomers where we hope to compete in our league, which is very competitive,” coach Rafael Manriquez said.


Nov. 25 at Napoleon 7:30 PM

Dec. 1 Patrick Henry 7:30 PM

Dec. 12 vs. Archbold at DPT Girls Classic 6:00 PM

Dec. 13 DPT Girls Classic 12:00 AM

Dec. 15 Kenton 7:30 PM

Dec. 20 at Continental 7:30 PM

Jan. 5 Elida 6:00 PM

Jan. 10 Wauseon 7:30 PM

Jan. 12 at Bath 7:30 PM

Jan. 19 Celina 7:30 PM

Jan. 21 Toledo Bowsher 2:00 PM

Jan. 26 Ottawa-Glandorf 7:30 PM

Jan. 28 Fairview Sherwood 1:30 PM

Feb. 2 at Wapakoneta 7:30 PM

Feb. 9 St. Marys 7:30 PM

Feb. 16 at Van Wert 7:30 PM



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