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February 15, 2013

REGIONAL PREVIEW: New Wash ready for big regional challenge

Mustangs face Vincennes Rivet in 10 a.m. opener at West Washington on Saturay

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CAMPBELLSBURG —

“I think we’re capable of winning a state championship, but you have to take it one game at a time,” Ricks said. “As long as we stay focused, I believe we can win every single game that we play.”

“We can win anything we set our mind to,” Johnson predicted. “We have to just play like we can, the best that we can.”

CLASS A WEST WASHINGTON REGIONAL

SATURDAY

SEMIFINALS

NEW WASHINGTON VS. VINCENNES RIVET


• Time: 10 a.m.

• Records: New Washington 20-2; Rivet 19-4.

• Rankings: New Washington — Class A No. 8; Rivet — Class A No. 4.

• Computer-based Sagarin ratings: New Washington — Class A No. 4; Rivet — Class A No. 3. (Rivet favored by 8 points.)

• Likely starting lineups: New Washington — Ashley Johnson (Junior, 17.7 points per game, 5 rpg, 3.3 apg, 2.9 spg), Caroline Ricks (Junior, 13.7 ppg, 13 rpg, 2.4 spg), Kriston Sarver (Senior, 12.1 ppg, 2.6 spg, 1.9 apg), Courtney Amick (Junior, 7.9 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 2.6 apg, 2.3 spg), Coari Robertson (Senior, 3.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg); Rivet — Bailey Dreiman (Senior, 10.9 ppg), Allyson Wehrheim (Senior, 10.8), Lauren Herman (Junior, 10.3), Kelsey Ivers (Freshman, 10.3), Makala Emmons (Junior, 1.3).

• Last meeting: Have never met.

• Regional championships: New Washington 4, Rivet 3.

• Last regional championship: New Washington 2001; Rivet 2011 (state champions).

NORTHEAST DUBOIS VS. TRINITY LUTHERAN

• Time: Approximately noon.

• Records: Northeast Dubois 20-2; Trinity 15-8.

• Rankings: Northeast Dubois — Class A No. 5; Trinity — Not ranked.

• Computer-based Sagarin ratings: Northeast Dubois — Class A No. 6; Trinity — Class A No. 35.

• Likely starting lineups: Northeast Dubois — Nicole Dodd (Senior, 20.2 ppg), Taylor Borden (Senior, 3.5), Haley Kinder (Junior, 9.9), Emily Lueken (Junior, 8.4), Rachel Breitwieser (Junior, 7.1); Trinity — Kyra Klosterman (Senior, 6.3 points per game), Hannah Barker (Senior, 5.3), Allison Posey (Junior, 12.7), Haley Couch (Junior, 9.3), Mariah Nolan (Junior, 8.9).

• Last meeting: Have not met.

• Regional championships: Northeast Dubois 5; Trinity 0.

• Last regional championship: Northeast Dubois 2012.

NEWS AND TRIBUNE STAFF PICKS

• Greg Mengelt, Sports Editor:
First round — New Washington 59, Vincennes Rivet 54; Champions — New Washington. Mengelt: “I know Rivet and Northeast Dubois have the experience and probably as much talent as the Mustangs, but I’ve been saying all year that this is New Wash’s year. Nothing has given me any reason to believe anything otherwise. I expect this team to be playing in The Haute in two weeks.”

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