Saugus' Fallon Millerick has been named a team captain for the Sachems girls basketball team this season. (Item File Photo)

Saugus girls basketball ready to start a new chapter

SAUGUS -- Over the last few years, the Saugus girls basketball team has boasted plenty of experience on the court. But now, with six key seniors graduating, the Sachems will look to turn the page to a new chapter -- and it's an experience coach Mark Schruender and his team are excited for.
“The six seniors that we graduated were our six leaders in minutes played last season,” Schruender said. “You could look at it as having holes to fill, but we're looking at it as a point of excitement. 

“And the girls are enjoying that opportunity too," Schruender said. “A lot of them have been contributors before and this year they can take that next step forward. We called up some freshmen too and I’m excited about it. You get to mold things and start over again. The players are responding well to it and it has resulted in some really competitive practices.”

Most of the team's experience will come from captains Fallon Millerick and Catherine Schena along with senior Haley McLaughlin. Junior April Aldred and sophomore Samantha Shea are also returning varsity players.

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