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Lakeland Union girls basketball looking to get back on top of the GNC

Story By Nathan Meihak
Local Sports Published 11/20/2020 5:22PM, Last Updated 11/20/2020 5:44PM
Minocqua - It's hard to improve after being one of the best scorers and facilitators in the entire state, but, Julianna Ouimette may have done just that.

"Over the summer I worked on looking to shoot my three a lot more, being able to take it when it's open," said Ouimette. "Not just always thinking 'drive'" 

"Last year she was a three point shooter or she'd finish at the rim," said Head Coach, Melissa Ouimette. "This year she's going in and pulling up for a 15 foot jumpshot, so that's a new level to her game that's really going to help her."

Improving Lakeland's game doesn't stop there.

"I think we just need to be aggressive, rebound, and just work hard, because every game could be our last with this crazy year we're having," said senior Amaya White.

"We've been working on finishing a lot more," said Julianna. "Now, I see girls doing reverse layups, doing the step-through move, doing all these different types of moves and looking for their shot more. They've just overall improved as a player, literally improved at everything."

"We're not going to spend a lot of time putting in all these special plays that coaches like to do," said Coach Ouimette. "We'll have a few, but it's just going to be getting girls comfortable on all positions on the court."

After coming up a short a few years in a row, the goal this season is simple.

"Our goal is to win conference, obviously," said White. "Because we haven't won it since I was a freshman."

"I really love my seniors and I love playing with them," added Julianna. "I wanna have a good, long season with them."

Lakeland Union's first game is set for December 1. 

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