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Lisbon Girls Seek Basketball Improvement

Updated: Dec 2, 2019

LISBON - Gaining ground in NAC West Girls Basketball is extremely difficult as the division has proven to be the best Class D Girls Basketball League in the state. In recent seasons Heuvelton has won three state championships, Hammond owns two Empire State crowns secured back to back and Edwards-Knox reached the New York State Final Four the past two seasons.

Lisbon Central will look to improve its status in the division after going 2-10 last season where the Golden Knights went 4-4 in nonleague play.

"We should have good guard play this season but we will light underneath so we really have to box out well and stay out of foul trouble and shoot well," said Lisbon Coach Dicky Marcellus who led the Lisbon boys soccer team to 19 straight wins and NAC West and Section 10 Class D banners this fall.

"Our goal is to be much improved over last season."

Leading the way will be returning players in lead guard Alexa McKee who can score and distribute the ball, guards Brooke Measheaw and Calee Wood and forwards Karli Thompson and Abby Flack.

Moving up from the junior varsity level are guards Olivia McLear and Erica Snyder and forward Emily Hitchman.

The Knights face a challenging start to the season facing Gouverneur of the NAC Central Division on the road on Tuesday and playing their division opener against highly regarded Hammond on Friday in first round of the Morristown Holiday Hustle Tournament on Friday. Morristown meets Sackets Harbor in the other first round game of the tournament which concludes on Saturday.