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HS BASKETBALL:

Silverado girls planning to use athleticism to attack opponents

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Silverado basketball players, from left, Brittany Loguidice, Jessica Meyers and Natalie Lainhart.

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Silverado’s roster includes a number of girls who double as track athletes.

The Skyhawks plan to use that to their advantage this season. Silverado will try to push the pace as much as any team in Southern Nevada.

“A lot of our stuff is off of the fast break,” Silverado coach Kevin Volcic said. “I think the girls will fit with that. I’m hoping we can outrun people with all the shooters we have.”

Senior Natalie Lainhart probably loves to hear that. Lainhart, a power forward, should have plenty of scoring opportunities with the Skyhawks breakneck offense.

She is the squad’s lone captain this season.

“I expect a ton out of her this year,” Volcic said. “She’s probably the best rebounder we have and she takes total control. She’s exactly what you want in a senior captain.”

Lainhart is surrounded by a variety of playmakers. None are more dangerous than sophomore guard Brittany Loguidice, who has the versatility to play either point guard or shooting guard.

Loguidice was called up to the varsity roster for the playoffs last season and continued to impress Volcic throughout the summer and preseason.

“She’s our best athlete and best shooter,” Volcic said.

Silverado is always near the top of the Southeast division and has won four regional championships in the past 10 years. The Skyhawks advanced to the second round of the playoffs last year.

To get back there, they will also rely on junior guard Jessica Myers and senior center Diamondique Wright.

“We’re very athletic,” Volcic said. “I’ve got a lot of athletes and we’re going to use them.”

Case Keefer can be reached at 948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at twitter.com/casekeefer.

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