EAST PRAIRE -- Youth will be a key word around the East Prairie campus this season, as the Lady Eagles return no upperclassmen with starting experience from last season's 7-13 squad.
The Lady Eagles will have a difficult time replacing Jennifer Nicholson, who averaged 22 points per game last season before graduating. Stepping in to try and fill Nicholson's role will be Caitlyn Harwell and Rebekah Douglas.
"I expect Caitlyn and Rebekah to step into their roles of leadership well," said East Prairie coach Steven Douglas. "We have good seniors (Kailey Turner, Courtney Carden and Brianna Strayhorn) to step up and fill the remaining roles. We are athletic."
Douglas said two other sophomores, Kaitlyn Shands and Ashley Bard, will join the varsity and will also be counted on to contribute.
East Prairie will open their season on Nov. 28 when they host Charleston.