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Area notes: Cache girls seeking 1st win

Cache girls basketball coach Jason Heidebrecht gave one of the best performances of his career in helping steer the Bulldogs to the state tournament as interim coach last season.

After the school removed Heidebrecht's interim tag in the offseason, his next task was molding a young, inexperienced team that graduated the bulk of its production  namely Jamie Bonnarens (now at Cameron) and Nautica Butler (Central Oklahoma).

Cache (0-8) still seeks its first win heading into the Christmas break after battling a demanding early schedule that included five ranked teams, three of which (Comanche, Woodward and Ada) are ranked among their classes' Top 10.

Cache is playing solid defense, holding teams to just over 47 points per game, but averaging just 31.8 points per contest at the other end.

The competition won't get easier after the holiday break, with Class 4A No. 7 Anadarko (Jan. 3) waiting in the first game back, then a date with rival Elgin on Jan. 10. The Bulldogs may get some reprieve with Chickasha (1-4) in the opening round of the Chickasha Basketball Classic on Jan. 5.

Ashley Turner and Megan Francis have shown signs of being the team's most reliable scorers. Heidebrecht said he still expects a lot from Heather Tate and Blair Hunt, who held roles in Cache's postseason run a year ago.

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