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Women’s basketball looks to replace three graduates

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Last season the Lady Vikings were eliminated in the first round of their regional post-season tournament by Burlington County, resulting in a final record of 18-12.

Since then, three of last years girls have moved onto four year schools during the summer. Alexis Sweet, who is the newest member of Mercer’s “Thousand Point Club” and who accomplished that in just two seasons, is now playing basketball for Divison-1 Missouri Valley State on a full academic scholarship. Lauri Reagan is now at TCNJ, and Christine Funk is at Rowan.

Head Coach Mike Tenaglia says he is looking forward to the 2011-2012 season. Key sophomores returning are; Allicia Pickett (#22), Chanel Johnson (#20), Chelsea Holman (#15). These players are joined by at least six new key recruits, one of which is Alesha Bethea, who herself is a member of Nottingham High School’s 1,000 point club.

“We don’t have much height this year but I’m expecting us to be a more athletic team this year,” said coach Tenaglia. He added, “and we will definitely be a more team oriented group.”

The women start their season on November 19 against last year’s region champs, Harcum.

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