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By Pierre Bibbs
Sports Editor 

M-ette Basketball 2018-19

M-ettes hope to build on last year's effort


December 5, 2018

Lynne Brewer Photography

The 2018-19 Malta M-ettes: Back row L to R: Head Coach Nate Hammond, Mira Heitland, Skylie Lefdahl, Justine Lamb, Kayla Judd, Carly Garfield, Sidney Meeks, Wylee Young, manager Reba Doucette, Assistant Coach Shane Anderson. Middle row L to R: Macy Williamson, Raina Mortenson, Erica Smith, Kelbee Denham, Kyleigh Schipman, Kloie Marks, Aidan Wiese, and Kaylee Bishop. Front row L to R: Nikki Nicholson, Jillian O'Brien, Leslie Young, Kylie Hunter, and Makiya Wilke.

The 2017-18 season ended in divisionals for the Malta M-ettes, as Fairfield defeated Malta 36-30 in the consolation semi-finals. Neither team made state, but this season has the potential to be different as Malta has 21 athletes on their roster, many of which have played varsity and sub-varsity for Malta last season.

The M-ettes lost Ella Schye to graduation and will be without the help of a few current seniors from last years team. The M-ettes return junior guard Kelbee Denham, their lone All-Conference athlete from last season.

"Kelbee is a really good shooter, who has a lot of poise out...

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