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For some people TLC might mean the TV channel, the love slogan or the ’90s music group. But for the Naselle Comets, TLC stands for Tough Lady Comets, who center their team around trust, love and communication. Coach Rose Nisbet is hoping this motto shines through on and off the court this year for the young Comet team. “When I started with the program years ago, we decided we were going to be the tough lady Comets. You have to love being here. You have to trust your teammates, and you have to communicate to make it work,” Nisbet said. Senior Jackie Steenerson knows trust comes when you can anticipate your teammates’ moves and plays, and the squad is working to develop that with an influx of new and young players. “We have been really working on our team chemistry. We’ve been working on getting to know how each player plays,” Steenerson said. Naselle commonly brings up eighth-graders toward the end of the season to prepare them for their first year in high school basketball and to start building that bond. Freshman Lauren Katyryniuk views her eighth-grade playing time as pivotal to her success this year. “I’m super excited for the season, to make state again. I want to prove to everyone we can make it even though we lost a couple girls,” Katyryniuk said. For Nisbet, it’s like making a team from scratch. While that does have its complications, she said she’s hoping to mold the team into a league champ contender. “This year is just kind of building up a new group. But they’re energetic.They’re hard working. They already have their dreams set. They want to be league champs. They want to get to state again. They are ready to learn and work hard. I have really high hopes for this team,” Nisbet said. The team has been zeroing in on their transition from offense to defense and back, Nisbet said. She said she isn’t worried about the inexperience because the team “already feels like family.” “We just want to be fast in transition,” Nisbet said. “I really think games are won and lost in transitions. I think just because we got some inexperience, it’s just learning everything and making adjustments as we go. I think by the end they’re going to be awesome.” Vital stats Coach: Rose Nisbet, fifth year League: Columbia Valley 1B Points scored last year: 896 Points allowed last year: 690 Record: 15-9 (6-0 league) Key players Peyton Dalton, SO guard Jackie Steenerson, SR post Lauren Katyryniuk, FR guard Bella Colombo, FR point guard Grace Hunt, SO guard Echo Cenci, SO point guard Kaylin Shrives, FR post Hollie Haataia, JR post Hailey Lopez, SO guard LEAGUE SCHEDULE All games 5:30 unless noted Dec. 12 Washington School for the Deaf Jan. 14 vs. Three Rivers Christian Jan. 21 at Columbia Adventist Academy 6:00p.m. Jan. 30 vs. Three Rivers Christian Feb. 4 at Columbia Adventist 6:00p.m. Feb. 6 at Washington School for the Deaf The Trend 2018-19

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For some people TLC might mean the TV channel, the love slogan or the ‘90s music group. But for the Naselle Comets, TLC stands for Tough Lady Comets, who center their team around trust, love and communication.

Coach Rose Nisbet is hoping this motto shines through on and off the court this year for the young Comet team.

“When I started with the program years ago, we decided we were going to be the tough lady Comets. You have to love being here. You have to trust your teammates, and you have to communicate to make it work,” Nisbet said.

Senior Jackie Steenerson knows trust comes when you can anticipate your teammates’ moves and plays, and the squad is working to develop that with an influx of new and young players.

“We have been really working on our team chemistry. We’ve been working on getting to know how each player plays,” Steenerson said.

Naselle commonly brings up eighth-graders toward the end of the season to prepare them for their first year in high school basketball and to start building that bond. Freshman Lauren Katyryniuk views her eighth-grade playing time as pivotal to her success this year.

“I’m super excited for the season, to make state again. I want to prove to everyone we can make it even though we lost a couple girls,” Katyryniuk said.

For Nisbet, it’s like making a team from scratch. While that does have its complications, she said she’s hoping to mold the team into a league champ contender.

“This year is just kind of building up a new group. But they’re energetic.They’re hard working. They already have their dreams set. They want to be league champs. They want to get to state again. They are ready to learn and work hard. I have really high hopes for this team,” Nisbet said.

The team has been zeroing in on their transition from offense to defense and back, Nisbet said. She said she isn’t worried about the inexperience because the team “already feels like family.”

“We just want to be fast in transition,” Nisbet said. “I really think games are won and lost in transitions. I think just because we got some inexperience, it’s just learning everything and making adjustments as we go. I think by the end they’re going to be awesome.”

Vital stats

Coach: Rose Nisbet, fifth year

League: Columbia Valley 1B

Points scored last year: 896

Points allowed last year: 690

Record: 15-9 (6-0 league)

Key players

Peyton Dalton, SO guard

Jackie Steenerson, SR post

Lauren Katyryniuk, FR guard

Bella Colombo, FR point guard

Grace Hunt, SO guard

Echo Cenci, SO point guard

Kaylin Shrives, FR post

Hollie Haataia, JR post

Hailey Lopez, SO guard

LEAGUE SCHEDULE

All games 5:30 unless noted

Dec. 12 Washington School for the Deaf

Jan. 14 vs. Three Rivers Christian

Jan. 21 at Columbia Adventist Academy 6:00p.m.

Jan. 30 vs. Three Rivers Christian

Feb. 4 at Columbia Adventist 6:00p.m.

Feb. 6 at Washington School for the Deaf

The Trend

2018-19

  • •••
  • 2017-18 ••••

2016-17 ••••••

  • •••••

2015-16 •••••

  • •••••
  • 14-15 Independent

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