Scouting DuPage County Girls Basketball '19-'20
Orrin Schwarz and Matt LeCren for the Daily Herald
Downers Grove South
Coach: Lyndsie Long.
Last year: 14-10, 8-4, third in West Suburban Gold, lost in Class 4A regional semifinal.
Top players: Erin Ganschow, sr., F; Jordin Grant, jr., G; Ashley Lang, jr., F; Cydnei Mitchell, so., G; Lily Ross, jr., G; Meghan Stapleton, jr., G.
Scouting report: This will be something of a rebuilding year for the Mustangs, who lost two key seniors to graduation last year, Holly Lueken (Colgate) and Maggie Greco. "If we're going to string games together and play well, we have to do it as a whole," Long said. "It can't be one or two people. It's got to be everyone on the same page." Stapleton will often be the Mustangs' leading scorer. She's one of two (maybe three depending on the game) returning starters, and she can hit the 3-pointer. The Mustangs don't have a lot of height this year either, so rebounding will be an issue. They will need to learn how to handle the press also. Still, Long sees the team having plenty of strengths. "They're very competitive," she said. "Especially in practice the last couple of weeks they've been competitive and willing to learn and asking questions. And I think that's a great attribute to have as a player, especially if you are new." Click here for full story.