Nick Thaler, second season
2021-2022 OVERALL RECORD
The Wildcats went 17-5 and lost to Spring Lake 44-32 In the Division 2 district finals.
2021-2022 CONFERENCE RECORD
12-2, second place in the West Michigan Conference
Kendall Osborne, 6-0 junior guard honorable mention All-State, first team All-Aarea, first team All-Conference, averaged 11.6 points per game, 5.6 assists per game, 5.3 rebounds per game and 4.2 steals per game last season.
Haylee Schwarz, 5-9 senior guard who averaged five points and five rebounds per game last season.
Emma Peterson, 5-6 senior guard who averaged three assists per game last season.
KEY RETURNING PLAYERS
Lauren Smith, 5-4 senior guard
Ella King, 5-7 junior guard
Braylyn Bultema, 5-9 sophomore forward
Addison Pranger, 5-7 sophomore guard
Kennedy Johnson, 5-4 junior guard
Addi Peterson, 5-6 sophomore guard
ANTICIPATED TEAM STRENGTHS
Team chemistry will be a strength for Montague as the group has basically been together since the end of last year. The group has spent a lot of time together off the court and on the court at team camps. The Wildcats will also compete and work hard, according to Thaler.
ANTICIPATED TEAM CHALLENGES
Just staying hungry and staying the course. The Wildcats will work hard to remain focused on their team goals and not take any team lightly.
TEAMS TO BEAT IN THE CONFERENCE
Ludington, Whitehall and Oakridge should be Montague’s top competition in the West Michigan Conference Lakes Division, according to Thaler.
November 29 home against Comstock Park
“This group has done a lot together. Whether it’s just hanging out or going to team camps, they’ve been together a lot. I think that’s a really important thing for any team.” – Nick Thaler