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GIRLS’ BASKETBALL 1993-94 / SMALL SCHOOLS

ALISO NIGUEL

1992-93 RECORDS: None (new school)

COACH: RECORD AT SCHOOL Deni Christensen: 0-0

RETURNING STARTERS: None

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TOP RETURNERS: None

TOP NEWCOMERS YR. HGT. P Karen Aschenbeck Jr. 5-6 G-F Amy Burchett So. 5-10 F Michelle Cooper So. 5-10 F Anna Dadson Jr. 5-5 F Sarah Harris Fr. 5-9 F Deanna Mitchelson Fr. 6-2 C-F Emily Smith So. 5-8 G-F

OUTLOOK

Being a new school and a new team, comparisons cannot be made. What can be said about Aliso Niguel’s first girls’ basketball team is that there seems to be a lot of talent. Because there are no seniors, Christensen said a mix of freshmen, sophomores and juniors are competing for starting positions. Keep your eyes on 6-foot-2 freshman Mitchelson, a Wunderkind from Bloomington, Ill., whom Christensen called the most talented young athlete she has seen. And after 17 years of coaching at the high school and college levels, she knows what she’s talking about. “She (Mitchelson) is amazing,” Christensen said. “I just wish we were playing some league games so more people would notice her. She’ll definitely turn some heads.” Other than this bit of good luck, Christensen said, “We’re a very young and inexperienced team. We’re a new school with no seniors, few juniors and we need to develop a point guard. . . . Other than that, we should be OK.”

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SCHEDULE

December 7 at Bolsa Grande; 9-11 at Estancia tournament; 13 at Dana Hills JV; 17 at Santa Margarita; 18 at Mission Viejo; 20-23 at Villa Park tournament; 27-30 at Costa Mesa tournament.

January 4 at Century; 12 at Mater Dei F/S; 15 at Costa Mesa JV; 18 at St. Margaret’s; 22 at Estancia.

February 2 vs Mater Dei F/S; 4 vs. Orange.

1992-93


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