Raider hoops team made strides this summer

Summer is in the rear-view mirror now for Navarre’s girls basketball team and the Raiders came out of it feeling good about what they’ve gained from it.

“We feel very confident with how things went and had a chance to build team chemistry,” rising senior Hailey Neely said. “We see the court better as a team than we did last year.”

With voids to fill from a squad that won 11 games, team chemistry is crucial.

Head coach Abby Fogg talked about that in an interview last week.

“We lost some experienced players and while we haven’t had everyone together at the same time because of injuries, the girls have worked hard and have worked to build team chemistry, and that’s important.”

That chemistry includes the newcomers who are expected to compete for time on varsity this season, players like Tailor Ernst, Rachel Leggett and Skylar Burleson.

“It’s been good to have the new players around this summer. They’ve had a chance to work with the returning players and see how everyone fits in together,” Fogg said. “It’s been a good experience.”

Read the full article in the Aug. 8 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at for as little as $38 per year. Visit to view subscription options.

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