RCTC women's basketball preview

RCTC women's basketball preview

Head coach:Steve Hucke, 13th season (212-123).

Assistant coaches:Chris Stenzel, Doug Waldner.

Last season:The Yellowjackets finished 9-16 and did not qualify for the MCAC state playoffs.

Season outlook:The Yellowjackets have good experience back from a year ago as seven sophomores return. RCTC is without top scorer and rebounder from a year ago, however, 6-1 center Rachel Doll, who was a freshman last season. RCTC featured a young squad a year ago with just two sophomores. Coach Steve Hucke is looking at a more balanced attack and figures that will help the team compete for a postseason berth. Center Jenna Ness and and Danielle Adams were solid scorers a year ago. Other sophomores back include guards Allison Radke and Courtney Hlavka, forward Audra Durhman and forward/centers Jessica Brubaker and Liz Norman.

"We will be better both offensively and defensively," Hucke said. "We will have experience this year which will help us and feel that we can compete for a regional bid."


State favorites:Anoka-Ramsey, Northland, Minnesota West.

Team strength:Experience and overall height.

Team weakness:Guard depth, not as quick as usual.

Coach's quote: "We will be more skilled in some areas," Hucke said. "We will have depth inside and quality outside."


Returning players (height, position, hometown)

Sophomores: Allison Radke (5-5, G, Rochester JM); Audra Durhman (5-9, F, Grand Meadow); Jessica Brubaker (5-11, F/C, St. Charles); Courtney Hlavka (5-8, G, Anoka); Danielle Adams (5-9, F/C, Byron); Jenna Ness (5-10, C, Murray County Central); Liz Norman (5-10, F/C, Stewartville).

Freshmen:Jessica Foster (5-6, G, Hayfield); Kayla Crockett (6-0, F/C, Rochester Mayo); Tailor Raymond (5-11, F, St. Peter); Ellyn Luebbe (6-0, C, Medford).



Nov. 8— Fox Valley Tech, 3 p.m.

Nov. 19— North Iowa Area, 6 p.m.

Nov. 21— Milwaukee Area Tech, 6 p.m.

Nov. 25— at Madison College, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 1— at St. Kate's, 6 p.m.

Dec. 5— Itasca, 5 p.m.

Dec. 6— Northland, 1 p.m.


Dec. 12— at Rainy River, 6 p.m.

Dec. 13— at Hibbing, 1 p.m.

Dec. 19— vs.Vermilion at Anoka-Ramsey Classic, 2 p.m.

Dec. 20— vs. Bismarck State College at Anoka-Ramsey Classic, 11 a.m.

Jan. 3— vs. N.D. State College of Science at Anoka-Ramsey Classic, 1 p.m.

Jan. 4— vs. Hibbing at Anoka-Ramsey Classic, 11 a.m.

Jan. 7— at Ridgewater, 6 p.m.

Jan. 10— at Riverland, 1 p.m.


Jan. 14— Fergus Falls, 6 p.m.

Jan. 17— Anoka-Ramsey, 1 p.m.

Jan. 21— at Minnesota West, 6 p.m.

Jan. 24— at St. Cloud Tech, 3 p.m.

Jan. 28— Western Tech, 6 p.m.

Jan. 31— Ridgewater, 1 p.m.

Feb. 4— Riverland, 6 p.m.

Feb. 7— at Fergus Falls, 1 p.m.


Feb. 11— at Anoka-Ramsey, 6 p.m.

Feb. 14— Minnesota West, 1 p.m.

Feb. 18— St. Cloud Tech, 6 p.m.

Feb. 21— at Western Tech, 5 p.m.

— Guy N. Limbeck

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