Posted On: 11/11/18 4:32 PM

Picture courtesy of the Belleville News Democrat


As a part of our on going series of preview articles about the Southwestern Conference we will talk a little about the girls in the conference doing the dirty work. Every team needs those girls that are going to hit the boards and defend. Every team needs that point guard to run the show and lead the team on the court.These players are the players that are the glue that holds the team together. Like they say, defense wins championships!

  • Kaylah Rainey is a 5'6 Senior guard from Belleville East that is committed to attend Northwestern next year. There is good reason for a Big 10 school to want Kaylah. She is the ultimate point guard. She is fast, can defend and is a pass first player. Kaylah averaged 4.8 assists and 4.3 steals per game as a junior. Belleville East returns many talented players, but it starts with Kaylah Rainey.
  • Jaylen Townsend is a 5'8 Senior wing from Edwardsville. Jaylen has taken on the role of the ultimate glue player in her varsity career. She has been a lock down defender and pulled down 4 rebounds per game last year. She is

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