Region 10 Girls Basketball Media Day at Nets on Fire, St. George, Utah, November 18, 2022 | Photo by Aaron Crane, St. George News
ST. GEORGE — The Snow Canyon Warriors were the preseason consensus favorite to win the Region 10 girls basketball Friday at the media day event at Nets on Fire.
They also have the preseason MVP in sophomore sensation Olivia Hamlin.
“Thank you,” Warriors coach Dan Roden told St. George News before he and some of the Warriors spoke with The Fan Sports Network during media day.
Click this link to watch the full stream of Media Day events.
Going into this year is a little different than last year, Roden said.
“We didn’t really know what to expect and kind of exceeded expectations,” he added. “So now it’s just like, you know, we have to take the next step and go from a pretty good team to a better team that can be more disciplined and compete at a higher level. It’s just managing those expectations and what we have to do to get better.”
The Warriors will have the multi-talented Hamlin to rely on.
Roden said Hamlin has been a scorer her whole life, and he expects her role to grow as a facilitator for the other Warriors.
“Understanding when to score and when to distribute, when to get your teammates involved,” Roden said. “She’s only going to go 100 miles an hour because she’s super fast, but when do you maybe pull it back a little bit and just get a little bit more experience, a little bit better.”
Roden was one of several girls coaches at the media day who were happy to be there. The previous events featured only previews of the boys’ teams.
“I think it’s cool. These girls work as hard or harder than the boys. I’ve trained both,” Roden said. “And these girls are in the gym as much as the boys. They sacrifice their summers and their Christmas holidays. They work on themselves. We have some really good basketball players down here.”
Look to St. George News Sports and The Fan Sports Network for complete Region 10 girls basketball coverage and live game broadcasts.
Media Day Poll Rankings, Region 10 girls basketball:
- Snow Canyon
- Desert Hills
- The hurricane
- Pine View
- Crimson rocks
Preseason Media Day for all of Region 10 girls basketball:
MVP: Olivia Hamlin, Snow Canyon
1st team: Kealah Faumuina (Dixie), Hannah Heaton (Desert Hills), Natalie Olsen (Snow Canyon), Addison Crandall (Hurricane), Avery Gustin (Pine View)
2nd team: Adrian Gubler (Hurricane), Kelly Howard (Snow Canyon), Samiyah Jones (Crimson Cliffs), Annalyse Shimada (Cedar), Ellie Norton (Pine View)
Honorable mention: Jaide Bundy, Hali Smith, Nizhoni Dominguez, Joey Jensen, Haley Campbell, Jacie Rider, Kiara Hansen, Daytona Horspool, Kaitlyn Andrus, Kasia Davis, Mckenzie Mckone, Fetuao Tapasa
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