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Ryan Getting Playing Time With Hard Work For Knoxville

Posted: Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 at 5:59 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Derek Cardwell

One player on the Knoxville Girls Basketball squad that many fans may have noticed in the last few games is Courtney Ryan. Coach Jim Utiermarkt says Ryan was not even on the varsity squad when the season opened up…but the Coaching staff quickly realized they needed her presence in games to give post players Katie Ayers and Ellie Hawkshead a break or when they get into foul trouble. Utiermarkt says Ryan has done exactly what she needs to and a little extra. In the Panthers’ win over Chariton back on December 20th Ryan got four points, both on offensive put backs. Utiermarkt adds just like last season he expects his players to outhustle the other team. While that has not always happened this season, he says it is getting better.