Pembroke girls are quick and can shoot
The Pembroke girls basketball team doesn't have much size. In fact, they have three players listed as forwards on the roster and all have the height of a guard.
But that lack of size isn't going to be the worst thing in the world for the Dragons, who are expecting to run and outshoot other teams.
Coach Guy Gabbey has enough talent on the roster that Pembroke could easily go 10-deep, which will hurt some of the teams with smaller rosters in the league.
Returning to lead the squad is Nicole Sharick, who is a senior and is on her third varsity season. She scored 10 points with two assists and three steals per game a year ago and was a GR honorable mention last season.
Sharick isn't the most vocal player on the floor, but leads by example and could end up as one of the top players in the league.
Juniors Kelsey Lewis and Danielle Smith could also be strong scorers while senior Laura Moser transfered from Mount St. Mary's in Kenmore to add depth to the squad.
Guard Jackie Dubois is a vocal leader that scored five points with four boards and two dimes per game last season and Katie Hackett will help push the ball in transition for the Dragons.
The Pembroke program has become solid in recent years and the players are playing together in the offseason, which means it will remain in the mix.
The Dragons went 14-6 last year and return many players from that squad. Those players have been haunted since the crushing 44-42 loss to North Rose-Wolcott in the Class B quarterfinals last season.
Pembroke missed a potential game-tying shot with less than five seconds left in that game and have had a long time to think about the disappointing loss.