The Edmond Sun

November 27, 2012

Lady Huskies look to take next step

North returns three starters, top two scorers

Jeff Harrison
Special to The Sun

EDMOND — It took the Edmond North girls a little while to find their rhythm last year. After opening the season 1-7, the Lady Huskies notched several big wins late in the year to finish just under the .500 mark in Karlie Free’s first year as head coach.

With three starters back, the North girls are looking to pick up where they left off.

“We really came on strong last year and hopefully we can continue that momentum,” Free said. “These girls are very athletic and play together as a team.”

The Lady Huskies will be led by the trio of Kaitlyn Peterson, Courtney Dike and Jhordyn Patton.

Peterson led the team with 11.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per game last year. Dike was the second leading scorer with 7.9 points per game, while Patton averaged 4.2 points per game at the point.

Free is also expecting big things from junior Mia Mukes. The forward came on strong last year and is primed for a larger role this season.

“Mia really came on as a sophomore and got increased playing time the last quarter of the year,” Free said. “She’s a great leaper and I think she’s going to have a strong year for us.”

Senior Carson Holland or sophomore Breezie Pedersen will likely fill the other shooting guard spot in the starting lineup.

Along with the annual Edmond Open Tournament, the Lady Huskies will compete in the Carl Albert Titan Classic.

North opens the season on the road Tuesday night against Santa Fe. They host Putnam City West Friday in the home opener.