Posted On: 08/19/18 10:24 PM

Over the next week we will examine a few potentially dynamic duos that will need to step and lead their team in the upcoming year. This could be due to graduation, transfer or other circumstances that put a pair of players in a situation where they really need to have a good year to push their team/program to a higher level.

During the 2015-16 season freshman Ali Barisch was able to dress with the varsity team and be a part of the 23-4 season for the Triad Knights. As she enters her senior season Ali and Heather Rood hope to lead their team back to winning ways. The last two years the Knights have slumped to 13-13 and ;last year 9-16. If they plan to get back over .500 these two senior guards will need to lead the charge. They are the leading returning scorers with Barisch scoring 9.7 points per game and Rood scoring 9.3 before she suffered a season ending knee injury. Rood will begin working her way back to game shape in September. Barisch is likely to be the primary ball handler and does a good job of limiting turnovers. She was able to hit 39% of her shots beyond the

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