Saugus girls basketball captain Fallon Millerick tries to go up with the ball as fellow captain April Aldred blocks her during practice Friday. (Item Photo: Spenser Hasak)

Saugus girls basketball ready to lean on depth this winter

SAUGUS — For Saugus girls basketball coach Mark Schruender, the bench can be an overlooked part of a high school basketball team.

While the Sachems are led by three senior captains (Fallon Millerick, Cassandra Israelson and April Aldred) who have been playing basketball for seven years, Schruender believes that the players who are seventh through 12th on the rotation play a crucial role as well.

"If you look at a community's three through six best players, in general, I find those to be pretty close to equal," the head coach said. "The first and second-best players, sometimes those stand out — especially …

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