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New Oak Harbor girls basketball coach holds first camp

The Oak Harbor High School girls basketball team, led by new coach Trisha Clayville, is competing at an NBC team camp in LeGrande, Ore., this week.

Clayville and her players prepared for team camp by taking part in the local Wildcat hoop camp last week.

The local camp featured 38 girls and included elementary and middle school athletes as well as Clayville's high-school players.

Clayville said the camp helped the girls to "continue to acquire the necessary fundamental skills to run our offenses and man-to-man defense."

Clayville sees inexperience as Oak Harbor's biggest weakness. She added, "The ones who did play varsity relied on the scorers who graduated."

"Our seniors and a few of the other girls are stepping up and beginning to take on the scoring role," she said. "Our biggest strength is the girls' willingness to work hard, learn new things and get better every day."

She added, "Brett (former coach Brett McLeod) left the program very healthy and we will continue to build on the foundation he left."

In addition to team camp, the Wildcats will take part in two tournaments in July.

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