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3A Greater St. Helens League girls basketball preview capsules

Prairie defenders Nicole Goecke, 22, Cori Woodward, 12, and Lindsay Asplund, 10, trap Kelso's Brianna Salberg at the 3A district basketball finals at Columbia River High School, Friday, February 8, 2013. (Steven Lane/The Columbian)

Prairie defenders Nicole Goecke, 22, Cori Woodward, 12, and Lindsay Asplund, 10, trap Kelso’s Brianna Salberg at the 3A district basketball finals at Columbia River High School, Friday, February 8, 2013. (Steven Lane/The Columbian)

Preseason preview reports as submitted by league coaches

COLUMBIA RIVER

Coach: Carl Click

Key players: Marion Lilly, jr.; Holli Jo Chose, jr.; Megan Bloom, jr.; Teaghan Cowles, so.; Morgan Anthony, sr.

Outlook: Anyone who followed River’s very successful girls soccer team will recognize several names on the basketball team. That gives the Chieftains a very athletic squad that should be improved over last season, but still rather young.

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FORT VANCOUVER

Coach: Arlisa Hinton

Key players: Khalehla Demei, sr., f; Breana Maples, sr., g; Marcela Tupayachi, sr., g; Elani Belaar, jr., f; Chelsea Fernandez, jr., g.

Outlook: The Trappers lost all-leaguer Mar’Shay Moore from last year’s roster and are looking for new leaders to step up to remain competitive in the 3A GSHL.

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HUDSON’S BAY

No report submitted

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KELSO

No report submitted

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MOUNTAIN VIEW

Coach: Mat Clark

Key player: Bailey Gaspar, sr., p.

Outlook: Gaspar, an honorable mention all-league pick as a sophomore, leads a young and inexperienced Thunder squad. The Thunder are looking to plug a lot of holes, but remain competitive in the 3A GSHL.

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PRAIRIE

Coach: Brett Johnson

Key players: Nicole Goecke, sr., w/p, Lindsey Asplund, jr., w; Emily Peters, jr., p; Jamie Phares, jr., w; Jordan Adams, sr., p.

Outlook: The Falcons open the season with another new coach. Prairie also lost three first-team all-league players from last year, two to graduation and one moved away. Goecke and Asplund are returning starters on a youthful roster.

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