Day 1: Girls’ basketball Duluth Marshall is already turning its eyes to the state
“We have a ton of eighth graders that I just found out about, so I think one of the main things we’re going to have to do is teach these habits that we older and upper grades have. taken from Grace [Kirk] and Gianna [Kneepkens] and pass them on, ”explained senior Dasia Stark. “Stay really competitive and keep pushing each other to do better.
Head coach Chibuzo (CJ) Osuchukwu added: “The goal has not changed, the goal is to get back to the state. I think we are going to be much better than people think and I think we have a very good chance of declaring this year. “
As the powerful duo of Kirk, who graduated from Duluth Marshall in 2020, and Minnesota state points leader Kneepkens (2021) officially stand above coach Osuchukwu, have said their legacy will continue, leaving lasting impact on the program. He is confident with their largest and youngest crew to date that this Hilltopper team will become their place.
“A lot of girls admire Grace and Gianna, some of these girls played with Gianna last year, so you know they want to carry on that legacy and keep it going.”
Senior forward Laila Monroe added: “Gianna with her talent and all that she pushed us every day, even with Grace but last year. She was our competition and everything we did was with her and her. Has really taught us a lot about the basketball game and life in general. “
Duluth Marshall will begin his season on December 2 by hosting Two Harbors.