Three Questions: Spring Lake girls basketball

During his first year as varsity coach of the Lakers’ girls basketball team, everything fell perfectly into place for Rich Hyde, who guided Spring Lake to a 17-4 record.
Matt DeYoung
Dec 5, 2013

Hyde’s second season on the bench was the exact opposite. The Lakers didn’t get many breaks as they finished 6-15.

So what does Year 3 have in store for Hyde and the Lakers, who open at Lakes Eight Conference rival Fremont on Friday?

Here are three questions the Lakers will look to answer as they head into the season:

1. The Lakers return just three varsity players off last year’s team. What newcomers will step up for Spring Lake?

There are several strong candidates. Freshman Reiko Johnson will look to lock down the starting point guard spot, and classmate Olivia Grimmer brings good size and shooting ability to the court. In addition, sophomore Remi French brings size and shot blocking ability to the low post. Hyde wouldn’t have these three on the varsity team if they weren’t going to play, so look for that trio of underclassmen to provide some bright spots for the Lakers, both this year and well into the future.

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