FOREST CITY | Experience? Check. A dynamic scorer? Check. Reason to believe this is their year? Also check for the Forest City Indians.
One year removed from winning their first conference title since 2006 and making it to a Class 3A regional final, the Indians bring their top five scorers back and they're ready to make a move this season.
“We accomplished a lot of goals last year and we are looking to expand on them this year,” Forest City coach Dusty Meyn said. “The TIC West is not going to be an easy road. We will have games night in and night out that will challenge us and motivate us to continue to improve every week.”
Senior Hannah Anderson is back as the Indians’ leading scorer after averaging 16.2 points per game last year, which helped her to second-team all-state honors from the Iowa Newspaper Association and third-team honors from the Iowa Girls Coaches Association.
But it’s not all about Anderson.
Brea Dillavou also averaged double figures with 11.5 points per game, and she was a tough matchup on defense as she blocked 68 shots in addition to hauling in 168 rebounds.
The Indians know they’ll need it from all fronts if they want to move on through the postseason, though. They have the pieces to do just that with the help of Kelsey Koch, Noelle Jones, Callie McQuown, Becca Seglem and Kallista Larson, all of whom are returning letterwinners. Koch and Jones averaged more than six points per game apiece last season, and McQuown was just over five.
Kalin Knudtson, Natalie Moore, Erin Caylor, and Melissa Wilson will have expanded roles as well.
If all pieces are synchronized by the end of the year, look out for the Indians.