Lady Cardinals ready for action
CHRISMAN – The Chrisman Lady Cardinals are faced with adversity this season, having only seven players on the roster.
A majority of the players are underclassmen with no varsity experience, but head coach Chance Typer remains optimistic about the hand he was dealt.
Typer went to school in Sullivan where he played basketball along with a few other sports. Growing up, Typer was always in the gym watching his dad coach and soaked up all the knowledge he could at a young age. He then went to EIU majoring in kinesiology/sports studies.
He started coaching the Lady Cardinals three years ago under then head coach Cole Huber and the team won the Class 1a Shiloh Regional. This season is his second year as a head coach, and he is confident and enthusiastic about getting the season started.
The Cardinals have one senior this year in Jalieanne Holvani.
Having such a young team, Typer plans to focus on teaching the fundamentals and getting his players used to the fast paced tempo of varsity level play. Another skill to develop is having the confidence to shoot the ball and use smart shot selection.
Typer acknowledges the team lacks varsity experience and expects it to be a year of learning and gaining knowledge of the sport. He has high expectations for junior Halle Watters to lead the team with her varsity experience and predicted Schlarman, Salt Fork and Bismarck-Henning to be the toughest games on the schedule. He is excited to see how well his team improves during the year.
“You can’t hide who you are,” Typer said about playing basketball.
He loved playing in a gym full of people and watching the players every move.
The Lady Cardinals start holiday tournament play today, Nov. 18, in the Oakwood Comet Classic. The game is 10:30 a.m. against Georgetown-Ridge Farm.
Typer has high hopes for his team this year and is confident they will grow as a team throughout this season and future seasons as well.