Orono girls basketball season of to 5-0 start 

Sophomore Jordan Case (24) brings the ball up for Orono. The point guard was selected Player of the Game against Buffalo. (Submitted photo by Dawn Andrew)

The 2016-2017 season for the Orono Lady Spartans basketball team rolls in a new era for the team, with four new starters, a new coaching staff and nine players poised to see their first meaningful minutes as a varsity Spartan. Over the past two seasons, graduation took nine regular players from units that combined for a 55-6 record. Seven of those nine players went on to play college sports.

Nonetheless, new head coach Lavesa Glover – a former collegiate basketball player and coach, herself – has the team picking right up where that foundation left them, with a focus on fun.

The Spartans 5-0 start includes wins over North St. Paul, Buffalo, Big Lake, Rogers, and a convincing win over Class 2A, top-ranked, Watertown-Mayer.

The streak featured a number of key moments, many times from players getting their first opportunity to participate.

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